Karol Michta, 22, was “enjoying the thrill” of speeding home when he struck 53-year-old builder Henrik Luszcz as he crossed the A4 in Isleworth.
Michta, a free runner who once performed at 10 Downing Street, was due to be sentenced in February, but Judge Anthony Morris QC agreed to delay the hearing until he had finished his degree at Queen Mary University.So he can be the most educated jailbird on the block?
At the Old Bailey, the judge sentenced Michta to 12 months in prison suspended for two years after hearing he now suffers from “survivor’s guilt”.Wha..?
Sentencing Michta, the judge said Mr Luszcz had decided to cross the three-lane dual carriageway in an unsafe place, and urged transport chiefs to move a bus stop nearer to a pedestrian crossing.Oh, for pity's sake! The issue here is the excessive speed, not whether Mr Luszcz decided to forget his Green Cross Code!
And you could carpet the high street in pedestrian crossings and not prevent people crossing where they please.
We don't have 'jaywalking' on the statute books as a crime so why should it get the death penalty by the back door?