Alex Bowden March 3 2017
The Kilburn Times reports that Mishal Alshammary had been due to stand trial for causing death by dangerous driving, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving after the prosecution accepted that he had not been driving over the 30mph speed limit at the time.
Clifton James, 60, was riding his bike home at around midnight on June 20 2015 when he was hit by a car driven by Alshammary as he crossed a mini-roundabout in Forward Drive, Harrow.
Alshammary failed to slow down as he approached the junction and James, who was just yards from his home, suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A formal not guilty verdict was entered to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving and Alshammary was released on bail before sentencing, which is expected to be on March 30.
Judge Anthony Bate said: “Immediate custody may well be an option in this case for the judge to consider, and you should prepare yourself for that.”