BROOKLYN, NY- According to brooklyneagle.com, a drunk driver crashed his vehicle and then fled, leaving his friend to burn to death in the car. The driver, Saeed Ahmed entered a guilty plea on Tuesday morning, November 27, 2018.
Ahmed, 24, was on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and drove into a median. His vehicle caught fire, and he ran away from the scene leaving his friend, Harleen Grewal, in the car to die.
Ahmed stated that he did not intend to hurt anyone and that the victim was his friend. Ahmed and Grewal were drinking for several hours before deciding to drive to Brooklyn. Ahmed had a suspended driver’s license but says he chose to drive anyway.
Ahmed was driving his Infiniti G35 and was speeding at about 4 in the morning when he attempted to drive around a truck to avoid striking another vehicle and lost control of his vehicle.
Ahmed stated that the vehicle burst into flames and that Grewal was unconscious. He says he made an attempt to pull her out but that he was burning and that he was in shock. Ahmed walked away from the crash and flagged down a taxi cab. A driver in a passing vehicle videoed Ahmed leaving the scene. He did not call 911. Witnesses called for help, but Grewal died at the scene.
Ahmed took the taxi to a hospital where his blood alcohol level was found to be above the legal limit. He received treatment for burns and was arrested upon his release. He has now pled guilty to “second-degree manslaughter, DUI and leaving the scene of an incident.” He faces between 4 and 14 years in prison.
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