Nigerian Epileptic Mum Who Killed Her Child In An Accident In UK Spared Jail

January 19, 2018 9:48 pm

A Nigerian mother who killed her 18-month-old daughter when she suffered an epileptic fit at the wheel has been spared jail. Chidinma Anya, 45, was slammed by Old Bailey judge Rebecca Poulet for driving despite being told not to by a neurologist.

The Judge said mum-of-four Anya had an “intermittent and unreliable” attitude to her medication.

Anya killed the youngest of her children, 18-month-old Eugenie, and left electrician Dean Snow unable to work for several months when her Vauxhall Zafira people mounted a grass verge before ploughing into his van in November 2015.

In the back of her car, accident investigators discovered a prescription given to her in September for epilepsy drug phenytoinsodium (corr) which had not been collected.

Sentencing Anya, Judge Poulet QC said: “The consequence of the crash was catastrophic. “Members of the public tried to help and your two children were removed from the back of the car.

“You were seen and heard to be screaming you were injured and were crying out about your own condition and were also shouting that you wanted to die.”Your own 18-month-old daughter died in hospital just a few days after the crash from her injuries.

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