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‘Some sort of justice’ for killed mum’s family Man jailed for dangerous driving after crash claimed girlfriend
THE family of a Hayes mum who was killed by her boyfriend’s dangerous driving said they have ‘got some sort of justice’ after he was jailed.
Carl Morris, 32, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa with Faye Norris in the passenger seat when it smashed into five parked vehicles in Eastcote Lane, Harrow, on December 27 last year.
His trial at Harrow Crown Court heard he had been driving between 60mph and 65mph when the tragedy occurred, twice the speed limit.
Morris was jailed for five years and eight months on April 10, having pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
This week, Faye Norris’s sister, Kelly, told the Gazette: “No sentence is going to make us feel better because it’s not going to bring her back. But we’ve got some sort of justice.”
She added: “I’m hoping that while he’s in there he’ll think about getting behind the wheel and driving like a lunatic. I’m hoping he’ll learn from his actions and the consequences.”
Miss Norris, 31, died from her injuries on January 3, a week after the crash.
Following the tragedy, friends and family took to Facebook to pay tribute to the mother-of-one, who lived with her nine-year-old son, Harley, in St Christopher’s Drive, Hayes, and worked as a carer.
Kelly, 35, of Edward Road, Northolt, said: “She was such a bubbly person. She was very outgoing and loud. “You’d hear her before you saw her. She loved life.
“Her death has ripped us apart.
“If you lose someone through an illness that’s hard, but it’s kind of acceptable. But you don’t ever dream of something like this happening to you. She’s left a huge hole in our hearts.”
Morris, of Priest Park Avenue, Harrow, was disqualified from driving immediately after the crash and, as part of his sentence, has now been banned for a further 10 years.
THE sister of Faye Norris, a Hayes mum who was fatally injured by her boyfriend’s dangerous driving, has appealed to others to think about their speed when they are behind the wheel.
Carl Morris was driving at between 60mph and 65mph on a 30mph road when the tragedy occurred.
The Vauxhall Corsa he was driving ploughed into five parked vehicles in Eastcote Lane, Harrow, on December 27.
Carer Miss Norris, who had a nine-year-old son named Harley, died a week later.
Her sister, Kelly Norris, 35, of Edward Road, Northolt, said: “People need to think about the consequences, because not only is it having someone in the car with you, it’s pedestrians walking the streets.
“Driving like that, where’s that going to get you? It doesn’t get you anywhere in life. It gets you behind bars or causes a heartbreak somewhere down the line.”
Morris, 32, of Priest Park Avenue, Harrow, was jailed for five years and eight months at Harrow Crown Court on April 10, after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
He accepted charges of causing death whilst disqualified from driving, causing death whilst unlicensed, causing death whilst uninsured and breaching the terms of a suspended sentence order.
In addition to his jail term, Morris was disqualified from driving for 10 years, having also been banned immediately after the accident.
Detective Sergeant Stephen Pidgeon, from the Metropolitan Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “Morris’s reckless and dangerous driving has cost the life of an innocent woman.
“The devastating impact Morris’s actions have had on Faye’s friends, family, and especially her nine-year-old child, are difficult to imagine. But this is a stark reminder of the consequences that driving at excessive speed can have.”
■ JAILED: Carl Morris has been sentenced for causing the death of Faye Norris
VICTIM: Tragic Faye Norris, left, pictured with her mum, Marie
n TRAGEDY: Mum-of-one Faye Norris, 31, of St Christopher's Drive, Hayes, died following a crash in Harrow on December 27
n FAMILY’S LOSS: Faye Norris with her beloved son Harley, nine