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