Driver convicted of killing Wembley man in Willesden by running him over
PUBLISHED: 15:30 27 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:30 27 June 2013
Jakub Murlewski was found guilty of causing the death of Yousef Zayni by careless driving
A driver whose rubbish truck hit and killed a Wembley man as he made his way to work has been convicted of causing death by careless driving.
Yousef Zayni was struck by the vehicle being driving by Jakub Murlewski, 28, in Sapcote Trading Estate, Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden, on December 14, 2011.
The 23-year-old, who had recently graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Bio-Medical Science, died at the scene.
Last week at Harrow Crown Court Murlewski from Hayes was acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving and found guilty of causing death by careless driving.
He had denied the charges.
Mr Zayni, who lived with his family in Preston Road, was a pupil at Mount Stewart Junior School, in Mount Stewart Avenue, Kenton, and Preston Manor High School, in Carlton Avenue East, Wembley.
He was killed a month after he started a new job in Dollis Hill.
At the time of his death his brother Yasser Zayni told the Times: “He always had a smile on his face. He was the sweetest person and brother I could have wished for.
“It was the wish of our mother that Yousef went on to university and graduate with a degree. He had only received one month’s wage from his new job, which he gave to my mum to thank her for pushing him to go to university.
“My parents were so proud of him. We all were. You never appreciate what you have and how special someone is until you lose them.”
Murlewski will be sentenced on July 24.
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