An 8-year-old girl has tragically passed away after she was hit by a speeding driver who was breaking the speed limits in an attempt to catch his business meeting.
Little Emily Connor has lost her life after 25-year-old Jon-Paul Caruana from Worsley, England, crashed into her with his car as he was driving 20 miles over the 30mph limit.
While the incident has occurred back in 2018, the tragic case has once again gone viral after it was revealed that the young businessman was jailed for over three years.
According to the reports, Caruana had hit Emily with his car due to speeding after being frustrated about getting stuck in traffic while he should be at his business meeting.
During the time of the incident, the 8-year-old was walking with her grandmother whereas Caruana increased his speed rather than attempting to stop when the girl tried to cross the road.
“Emily was a happy and healthy eight-year-old girl and it is difficult to conceive of a more innocent reason for her and her grandmother to be out and about that day. There was nothing untoward going on. No one could have predicted what was going to happen next,” Judge David Stockdale QC said as he addressed Caruana during the sentencing.
“It seems to me instead of reducing your speed significantly you sounded your horn as a warning and you swerved to your left. However, that only served to startle Emily.
“She had been holding her grandmother’s hand but she let go apparently attempting to run to the far side of the road and your car collided with her.
“There is evidence that you had been driving in a particular hurry to pick up a friend who was waiting for you. A photograph was sent to your friend showing you were stuck in traffic. Your passenger sent a message saying you were ‘breaking speed barriers.’ You were in a hurry, you had been held up and you were frustrated by the time the accident had occurred.”
The judge added:
“But you had picked up your friend so that cause to be in a hurry had evaporated and I don’t know why you were in a hurry at the time of the accident.
“But you were driving at a grossly excessive speed and there was a failure to properly keep a look out at traffic conditions ahead and a failure to react to the movement of Emily and pedestrians on the road ahead.”
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