A driver has been jailed after a man was killed in a two-car crash Birmingham.
On 31 July 2021, Sami Azizi was driving along New John Street West at speed on 31st July 2021 when he went through a red light at the junction of New John Street West and Summer Lane.
He collided with a Mercedes that had gone through a green light causing both cars to spin and hit street furniture.
A 24-year-old man who was a passenger in the Mercedes died. Another 24-year-old man continues to recover from the crash after suffering life-changing injuries.
At Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday (4th January) 22-year-old Azizi was sentenced to eight years in prison and banned from driving for nine years after being charged with causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.
DC Gina Scott, from West Midlands Police, said: “Azizi ruined the lives of two people and their families that night when he chose to drive dangerously and not stop at a red light.
“The occupants from the other car had enjoyed a night out and were returning home when this tragic incident took place.
“Azizi’s driving and disregard for other road users’ safety has caused unimaginable pain for the family of the man who died and left another with life changing injuries.
“The sentence can never bring the young man back, but I hope this sentence brings justice to his family.”