Disqualified and uninsured driver jailed for 14 years after causing a fatal collision in Salford

Craig Norman (19/06/1977) of Little Hulton, Salford, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court today (Wednesday 7 December 2022) to 14 years in prison and disqualified from driving for 8 years after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

At around 8:45pm on Sunday 19 June 2022 Craig Norman was pursuing a 37-year-old man in a Fiat 500, reaching speeds of over 75mph in a 30mph zone.

After running a red light, the Fiat lost control and collided with railings on the side of the road in Little Hulton. The collision saw extensive damage to the car and the surrounding area.

Emergency services attended and confirmed that the victim had sadly passed away at the scene as a result of his injuries. The passenger in the car with the victim also suffered from life threatening injuries.

Craig Norman managed to avoid a collision, slowing down as he drove past to see the extent of the damage, but he fled the scene and the devastation he caused.

He was arrested on 1 July 2022 on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police Sergeant Louise Warhurst, of GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “It is really difficult to comprehend the impact of Craig Norman’s reckless and ultimately fatal actions.

“Situations like this are exactly the reason we are doing so much work to ensure that Greater Manchester’s roads are safer for us all so that fewer families have to receive this tragic news.

“He not only showed no regard for anyone but himself during the incident, but he has not since offered anything in the way of genuine remorse of compassion for his inexcusable actions.

“It’s a sad but very real part of our job that we often see the devastating impact of criminally dangerous behaviour on our roads, but these tragic events would largely be avoidable if everyone took extra care for those around them who are also wanting to use our streets safely.”

GMP will not allow the safety of our roads to be compromised by dangerous drivers, and appropriate against will always be taken against these offences.

If you want to report any information or crime to us, you can do so in multiple ways. You can call police 101, 999 in an emergency or report online via our website.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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