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A Leicester motorist has been jailed after he admitted killing a 14-year-old girl.
Shortly after 11am on Wednesday 26 October last year, emergency services were called to Braunstone Lane following a report that a black Vauxhall Astra had left the road and struck two teenage girls who were walking along the pavement, close to the junction with Mortimer Way.
Despite the attempts of paramedics to save her, one of the girls – Tehleigher Bunting – was pronounced dead at the scene. The other girl – her friend – escaped injury.
Carter was initially taken to hospital to be treated for injuries, but was arrested by police later that day.
During the investigation, CCTV footage obtained by detectives showed that Carter had overtaken another vehicle in a dangerous manoeuvre just moments before the collision occurred.
It was also discovered that Carter had previously been advised to stop driving by healthcare professionals on more than one occasion, due to a medical condition.
Today (Friday 10 February) the 38-year-old, of Aikman Avenue, was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment, having pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by dangerous driving at a hearing in December last year.
He was also disqualified from driving for life, due to his medical condition.
Detective Constable Emma Mitchell, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) was the investigating officer. She said: “This incident has, understandably, had a devastating impact on Tehleigher’s family and those who knew her.
“No prison sentence is going to bring her back, but I hope her family can feel a sense of justice that the man who took their daughter’s life is now serving time behind bars – and that this will provide a degree of closure and allow them to move on as best they can.”