‘His carelessness has cost her life’: Motorist admits killing pensioner in Cheetham Hill collision

By Danielle Wainwright

A man who killed a pensioner by hitting her with his car in Cheetham Hill was sentenced to a one year driving ban and one year community order.

Usman Hussain, 39, of Egerton Road South, Chorlton, admitted causing death by careless driving at Manchester Crown Court and was also ordered to complete 250 hours unpaid and pay £1,000 in costs.

The incident occurred on October 31 shortly before 2.30pm when Hussain collided with Surinder Kaur Singh, 69, on Cheetham Hill Road near the junction with Knowsley Street.

Hussain, who had been driving a Renault Laguna had hit Mrs Singh as he reversed from the footpath on Cheetham Hill Road. Mrs Singh was rushed to hospital but died a short timer later.

Police Constable Paul Hailwood said: “A moment of carelessness has cost Surinder her life and consequently devastated her family. 

“Usman Hussain himself is not a bad man but he too has to live with the consequences of his actions; he has her death on his conscience and a criminal record. 

“Tragic cases such as this reinforce the absolute need to be 100% focused at all times when you are behind the wheel of a car.” 

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