On June 15th 2011, engineering student Fahim Chaudry, 22, of Leytonstone, took his friend, also a student, Marcus Best for his first ever motorbike ride on his red and black Suzuki sports motorbike. Traveling at 70 mph down Longbridge Road, Essex the pair suddenly crashed into a silver Mercedes which was turning into the road. Riding pillion, Marcus Best, 20, was hurtled into the air leaving him with horrific multiple injuries in a critical condition. He endured two broken arms, a broken leg, collar bone and broken pelvis.
It was said that Best’s helmet was not secured enough.
Prosecutor Jane Carpenter states to the jury, “This death was not because of an accident but because of the blatant and persistently dangerous driving that day through the streets of Barking.”
Fahim Chaudry denies causing death by dangerous driving.
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