Woman receives suspended sentence for causing death of Imperial College doctor

Dr Amin Amamshah was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident

A woman has been given suspended sentence for careless driving, which caused the death of a doctor who was on his daily commute to work.

Nazila Sanei, 51, was sentenced to 28 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months and was disqualified from driving for two years at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday 27th February.

Sanei was driving along Claremont Road, Cricklewood, when she turned right across the path of an oncoming motorcycle resulting in a collision. The incident took place at 08:30hrs on 11th March 2019.

The motorcycle was ridden by 38-year-old Dr Amin Alamshah who was making his way into work. He suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time of his death Dr Alamshah was working at the Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith Hospital.

Dr Alamshah was married and had two young children.

He had grown up in Iran and moved to the UK to complete his studies, graduating in 2006.

Dr Alamshah began his career at Guys Hospital where he specialised in breast cancer research, in 2010 he was recognised for his work in this area when he was awarded ‘scientist of the year’ at the House of Lords.

His wife read an impact statement to the court in which she said: “Many words can and have been used to describe Amin.

“A passionate colleague, an award winning Doctor with a brilliant and promising career, a proud loving father, a loving devoted husband… but there are no words that can describe the emptiness, the pain and devastation his absence has left for my little daughters and I.”

Detective Sergeant Matt Smith, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who led the investigation said: “This is a tragic incident in which a highly respected and talented Doctor has lost his life. I would like to extend my sympathy to Dr Alamshah’s family who have lost a husband and father.”

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