Man pleads guilty to death by dangerous driving after killing two girls12 February 2016
Two sisters were killed in the crash involving Michael Junior, while their mother suffered a serious brain injury
A man from Birmingham has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of death by dangerous driving, causing the death of sisters Lily and Shelley Xin Wu, aged just six and seven in June 2015.
Michael Junior, aged 35 from Handsworth, pleaded guilty to all charges including causing the serious injury of their 39-year-old mother, 13-year-old brother and 12-year-old sister.
Mr. Junior admitted that he was driving his car at excessive speed while overtaking a bus, and collided with the family as they crossed Grove Lane on Sunday 21 June.
The girls' mother, Zhu Lan Wu, suffered a serious brain injury as a result of the accident, and her two older children were also injured in the crash.
Ming Wu, father to all four children and husband of Mrs. Wu said: "Our lives will never be the same: we have lost two beautiful girls and my wife has suffered a serious head injury. Our entire family has been devastated by this reckless driver."
Mr. Wu contacted specialist serious injury law firm, Thompsons Solicitors, to pursue a civil case for damages on behalf of all five family members.
Karl De-Loyde, serious injury solicitor at Thompsons said: "What happened is an absolute tragedy for the entire family. No verdict is ever going to bring Lily and Shelley back, but we are pleased that the prosecution is at an end and that the defendant has been sentenced at last.
"We are now working closely with Headway, the brain injury charity, to ensure that Zhu Lan gets the care and support she needs after this horrific accident."
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