Indian Origin Businessman Jailed for Hitting War Veteran with Sports Car in UK

Indian Origin Businessman Jailed for Hitting War Veteran with Sports Car in UK

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LONDON(TIP): Indian-origin
 businessman Ravi Ruparelia has been jailed for a year and two months 
for crashing his luxury sports car into a 68-year-old war veteran on the
 streets of London and then fleeing the scene in November last year.

Ruparelia, 30, who runs a successful 
hotel and catering business in London, lost control of his McLaren 540C 
Coupe; in London’s Park Lane area, jumped a red light and hit Anthony 
Davis who was waiting to cross the road at a junction.

The victim was knocked unconscious and 
left with a broken leg in the crash. Ruparelia pleaded guilty to causing
 serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an 

Judge Martin Beddoe, at a hearing at 
Southwark Crown Court in London, said Ruparelia’s decision to flee was 
“almost as bad and as callous an example of that as one could 
contemplate,” the media reported.

“There has been nothing to prevent him 
(Ruparelia) since the accident contacting the victim and saying how 
sorry he was,” the judge added.

The court was told that Mr Davis had 
been on his way to a Remembrance Day parade in Whitehall, held annually 
to honor the war dead, when the crash happened on November 12, 2017. He 
was left temporarily wheelchair-bound and unable to work as a security 

Besides a 22-month jail sentence, 
Ruparelia has also been banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to
 pay 5,000 pounds as compensation to the victim.

Prosecutor Carol Summers said Mr Davis 
had stopped for the light to turn green but “heard a high-speed racing 
car coming in his direction”.

“He could hear the engine revving and said it was going really fast,” Ms Summers said.


Mr Davis decided not to cross the road 
even though the light turned green. But the next thing he knew he was on
 the ground surrounded by paramedics and police, she said.

CCTV showed Ruparelia looking towards the victim, before pulling his hood over his head and fleeing.


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