Hit ‘n’ run girl blasts killer’s 7½yr sen­tence

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A GIRL who sur­vived a hit-and-run when her pal pushed her out of the way of a speeding car, sacri­fic­ing her­self, has said the driver should have been banged up for longer than sev­e­nand-a-half years.

Tia Tucker, 13, said she could not thank Jas­myn Chan enough af­ter co­caine and cannabis user Naseeb El­lahi, 34, was jailed at Sh­effield Crown Court for caus­ing the death of the 14-yearold by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

The two girls were cross­ing Nor­man­ton Hill in Sh­effield last year when El­lahi’s Honda Civic ploughed into them, leav­ing Jas­myn dead and the younger girl with se­ri­ous in­juries.

He was unin­sured, had no li­cence, was go­ing at least twice the 30mph limit and had ear­lier snorted co­caine.

El­lahi, of Birmingham, ad­mit­ted caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing and other charges.

Af­ter she left court Tia said: “I think they could have given him more.

“But it’s not go­ing to bring her back.”

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