A Bradford man has been sentenced for causing the death of a 7-year-old boy due to dangerous driving following a collision on Manchester Road in Bradford in August 2020.
Malakye Hall lost his life in a collision on Manchester Road at the junction with St Stephens Road on August 11, 2020.
Mohsin Hussain, driving a Black Toyota Auris Estate, was travelling along Manchester Road, away from Bradford when the collision occurred with Malakye.
Malakye was taken to the hospital, where he sadly succumbed to his injuries.
In October 2023, at Bradford Crown Court, 32-year-old Mohsin Hussain of Carlisle Terrace admitted to causing death by dangerous driving.
On Thursday, November 23, Hussain received a sentence of 9 years and 9 months in jail. Additionally, he was disqualified from driving for 10 years and 10 months, and there was a deprivation order for the vehicle he used.
In a victim personal statement presented to the court, Malakye’s sisters described him as the “life and soul of our lives.”
“Malakye was the cheeky playmate as our youngest sibling, he was loved and liked by all those who knew him well. We will miss watching him turn into the man he would have become. We have been robbed of our childhood with him but also robbed of a future life as adult siblings with Malakye.
“The actions that led to the death of our brother Malakye have affected our lives immensely. His death was a smack in the face, a real shock to us all. It has completely changed our lives in terms of where we live, our schooling, the loss of neighbours and friends we grew up with and our overall confidence in trusting people or environments we find ourselves in.
“The sentence of losing Malakye will never end, it is a life sentence for us. We will have to live the rest of our lives without Malakye, our brother who was tragically taken from us far too soon.”
Detective Inspector Paul Conroy of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said:
“Malakye’s death has had a profound effect on his family and everyone who knew him. They have had to wait three years for this to come to a conclusion and I thank them for their patience.
“I know that today’s sentence will never bring Malakye back but I hope that it can give them some comfort and justice in knowing that the man responsible for driving the car that hit Malakye has been jailed.”