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Southall driver jailed for fatal Greenford collision

Mon 29 Apr 2024
A drink driver has been jailed for causing the death of a grandfather following a Met investigation.

Tarnjeet Multani, 21, of Park Avenue, Southall, was sentenced to nine years in prison at the Old Bailey on Monday 29 April 2024.

He was found guilty (on Friday 22 March 2024) of causing the death of 59-year-old Kishore Kumar Gill of Greenford Road, Greenford, by dangerous driving.

Multani was over the proscribed limit for alcohol at the time of the collision and was traveling at over 65mph in a 20mph zone.


Detective Sergeant Nush Puvitharan, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: "Kishore Kumar Gill was taken away from his family thanks to the recklessness of Tarnjeet Multani. I hope today’s sentencing brings Mr Gill’s family some measure of comfort as they continue to mourn his loss."

"Multani was brought to justice thanks to a tenacious investigation by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit supported by Forensic Collision Investigation Unit colleagues. Their work in establishing what happened and the speed of Multani’s car was crucial."

The Gill family said in statement : "Kishore Kumar Gill had nine children and 13 grandchildren with one on the way. He was healthy and fit, a regular gym goer and loved his family."

Tarnjeet Multani (left) killed Kishore Kumar Gill (right) . Picture: Met Police


"It’s heart-breaking that his life was struck down at just 59 years old, doing what he’d done hundreds of times, crossing a road to get to work."

"His youngest grandchildren will never know him. Nothing can ever replace what we’ve lost as a family but this outcome at court gives him justice and we can try to live on and honour his memory."

Police received a call at 05:35hrs on 15 February 2022, reporting a collision on Greenford Road, at the junction with Bingley Road, Greenford. Mr. Gill, dressed in a hi-vis fluorescent jacket and trousers, was on his way to work as he crossed Greenford Road. Multani’s VW Polo was involved in a collision with Mr Gill. He claimed to be driving at just over 20 mph, but a witness testified that he was, in fact, speeding. Despite the efforts of emergency services, Mr. Gill was pronounced dead at the scene.

Multani did not stop at the scene initially but halted some distance along Greenford Road shortly afterward. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

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