Driver jailed over Green Lanes road death

David Marshall, 57, was killed while crossing Green Lanes in Bowes Park
David Marshall, 57, was killed while crossing Green Lanes in Bowes Park in 2019

Report by James Cracknell

The widow of a man killed while crossing a road has said he had “so much more to give”.

Palmerston Road resident David Marshall, 57, was on his way to his job as a security officer when he was hit by a car in Green Lanes, Bowes Park, on the morning of 14th March 2019. David had been trying to catch a bus. Paramedics couldn’t save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was 24-year-old Mohammed Jamil Ali, from Cornwallis Square in Islington. A police investigation found he had been driving at 45-48mph, breaching the 30mph limit, and had been under the influence of drugs. Ali admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was given a three-year prison term at a hearing in January. He was also disqualified from driving for five-and-a-half years.

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David and wife Sin-Ling Lo were due to go on holiday to Cyprus at the time of the tragedy. The couple had been married for 17 years. In his spare time, David enjoyed playing the clarinet and gardening.

Sin-Ling said: “I have not yet come to terms with the fact that David is no longer here. He enjoyed living and had so much more to give. It makes me so sad to think of the years we will miss together. He was taken from me far too soon.”

Sin-Ling instructed legal firm Irwin Mitchell to support her during the investigation into David’s death. Lawyer Natasha Fairs said: “While nothing will change what happened to David, Sin-Ling hopes that this case and the sentencing acts as a warning of the need for drivers to take care on the roads at all times.”

Sin-Ling added: “I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through the unbearable pain I have been through and continue to face because of what happened.”

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