Dangerous driver given jail term
A DRIVER has been jailed for his involvement in a hit-and-run head-on crash which left an elderly woman in hospital.
Jasdeep Munjal, 38, of Somerset Way, Iver was sentenced to three years in prison after a car crash which happened more than two years ago.
He crashed into a car being driven by a 79-yearold woman at around 9.30pm on Monday August 7 2015 as she was heading in the opposite direction in Harlington.
Despite severe damage to the car he was driving, Munjal fled the scene in a ‘dangerous manner’ before dumping the vehicle nearby on the A4 Bath road. Met police officers and London Ambulance attended the scene and the victim was taken to a north London hospital where she was admitted and kept in overnight as a precaution.
Officers discovered the abandoned car and were able to get the name of its driver, Jasdeep Munjal, through registered keeper records.
Munjal told the police on August 14 2015 the vehicle had been stolen from his parents address in Iver, and that he had been at Bhanot’s house from 5pm on Monday August 7 and knew nothing about the collision.
Bhanot provided the police with a statement on December 1 2015 providing Munjal with an alibi.
Through a robust investigation and further questioning inconsistencies began to appear in their accounts and it became clear that Munjal and Bhanot had made false statements, police said.
Both of them were interviewed under caution in December 2016.
Following evidential review by the Crown Prosecution Service, both Munjal and Bhanot were summonsed to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ court on July 12. They were both bailed to Isleworth Crown Court.
Jasdeep was jailed for three years on Wednesday (September 13) after admitting to dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.
He was also banned from driving for three years and must resit his test at the end of his disqualification.
Bhanot, 35, of Meadow Bank Gardens, admitted to perverting the course of justice and was given a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and told to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.