Speeding driver from Bounds Green jailed over student’s road death

A speeding driver who knocked down and killed a university student as she jogged across the road has been jailed for eight months for careless driving.

Aryeris Angelis, 26, of Tewkesbury Terrace, Bounds Green, was doing 45mph in a 30mph zone when he hit Elizabeth Beach-MacGeagh in his BMW.

The 20-year-old, who studied history at Bristol University and was two days into a summer fashion internship at Moschino in London, was “catapulted into the air” and landed on her head just after 8pm on June 16 last year.

She was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery, but died later that night from a brain hemorrhage.

Jurors at Wood Green Crown Court heard Angelis sped off from the scene leaving her for dead and the next day went to get the car repaired at a garage in south London.

He later handed himself in after hearing a blue BMW had been involved in an accident and told police the sun had blinded his eyes and he thought he had only clipped a wing mirror.

The jury also heard the student, originally from Wiltshire and staying with a friend, was wearing headphones at the time of the crash which may have affected her ability to detect the car approaching.

Angelis was convicted of causing death by careless driving and was sentenced to eight months in jail and a two-year driving ban on June 27.

He was also charged with perverting the course of justice as the prosecution alleged he tried to cover up what happened by getting his car repaired.

The jury failed to reach a verdict on this charge.

Source: Hornsey Journal

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