A woman has received a suspended sentence for causing death by careless driving in Cricklewood

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A woman has received a suspended sentence for causing death by careless driving in Cricklewood.

Nazila Sanei, 51 of Cumbrian Gardens NW2, was sentenced to 28 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months and was disqualified from driving for two years at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 27 February.

She previously plead guilty on Thursday, 13 February at the same court.

At 8.30am on 11 March 2019 Sanei was driving along Claremont Road, Cricklewood, NW2 when she turned right across the path of an oncoming motorcycle resulting in a collision. The motorcycle was ridden by Dr Amin Alamshah, 38 of Finchley, he suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dr Alamshah was married and had two young children. 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.”

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

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.

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.”