Hit-and-run driver, 25, who bought a one way ticket to India 'seconds' after police said he could be charged for killing a grandmother on her morning ......
Jan. 14, 2020
An Indian man who tried to flee the country after a hit-and-run that killed a grandmother has been jailed for three years.
Ratan Singh Sandip, 25, hit Beth Eden, 60, with his car while she was jogging just 300 metres from her house in Mt Warren Park, south of Brisbane , in November 2018.
A court previously heard that within 'seconds' of police telling Sindip he could be charged, he bought a one-way plane ticket to India via Dubai.
Sandip was intercepted by police at the Brisbane International Airport last January trying to board a flight out of the country, the Courier Mail reported.
He was arrested at the airport and was granted bail.
In Beenleigh District Court on Tuesday, Sandip - who has been living in Australia for five years - pleaded guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing the death of Ms Eden.
It was previously heard in court that Sandip only realised he hit Ms Eden - who was training for a marathon - when he phoned Triple 0 after crashing into the fence.
'The defendant was on the phone to Triple-0 when he was alerted by a bystander that someone had been hit,' a police prosecutor said at the time.
'So that is how much attention he was paying to the road.'
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