Andrzej Dyszko: Killer driver jailed over hit and run 13 years after fleeing country and changing name
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Thirteen years after fleeing the scene of a fatal Alperton hit and run, Andrzej Dyszko, 34, was jailed for six years at the Old Bailey on Monday.
In the early hours of November 26, 2005, Dyszko was at the wheel of a Toyota Celica and sped through two red lights before smashing into a Nissan Micra and killing passenger Amir Tehrani.
The Nissan’s driver was also seriously injured and and spent nearly three weeks in a coma.
Although Dyszko was arrested on the night in question, he was later bailed and chose to go on the run, heading for Poland where he changed his name and laid low.
The previous owner of the Toyota told police they remembered selling the car to a Polish man, and he supplied them with an address which they used to trace him.
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Two of his passengers were also arrested at the time before being released without charge.
He was arrested in Germany on an European arrest warrant on August 9 this year.
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Dyszko had ignored traffic lights on Hanger Lane and then at the junction of Ealing Road and Glacier Way before crashing into the Micra at around 1.30am in the morning.
Mr Tehrani, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene, but the second victim survived after spending almost three weeks in a coma, although he was left with “multiple injuries from which he will never fully recover”.
Dyszko pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving last Friday.
In addition to his prison sentence, he has been disqualified from driving for eight years.
Detective Sergeant Cheryl Frost, who investigated the case, said: “This was a horrific collision which resulted in one death.
“A second man suffered multiple injuries from which he will never fully recover, as well as having to endure the psychological trauma of what happened that night.”
“Dyszko was unable to evade justice, and this case shows that the passage of time does not mean that we will not pursue offenders and bring them to justice.
“We would also like to thank the Polish and German authorities for their cooperation.”