Man remanded in custody over crash that killed three teens

Man remanded in custody over crash that killed three teens
People at the scene where three teenage boys died after a car ploughed into a bus stop. Pic: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

A man has appeared in court charged over a car crash that killed three teenage boys.

Jaynesh Chudasama, from west London, is accused of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 28-year-old, who is alleged to have been the driver of the Audi that hit three friends appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.

The victims of the crash were Harry Louis Rice, 17, and 16-year-olds George Toby Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, all three boys were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims were among a group of friends walking towards the Goals five-a-side football club at around 8.40pm on Friday when they were hit.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after handing himself in at a north London police station yesterday evening.

Chudasama, who spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, address and identity as British, was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on February 26.

Man remanded in custody over crash that killed three teens

Yesterday, Detective Sergeant Michael Rapp, of the Met’s serious collision investigation unit, said: "Earlier today, police released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with this incident.

"A man has now handed himself in at a police station and been arrested before being taken into custody for questioning. I would like to thank the media and public for their assistance with this appeal.

"This is a fast-moving investigation and CCTV inquiries and forensic analysis of the car involved are under way.

"At least two males are believed to have left the black Audi A5 following the collision.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and the number of occupants in the vehicle involved."

Undated photo of the black Audi car involved in the road traffic accident. Pic:Tony Kitchin/PA Wire
Undated photo of the black Audi car involved in the road traffic accident. Pic: Tony Kitchin/PA Wire

He also appealed for privacy for the families, who were "still barely coming to terms with their loss".

The Met said: "The vehicle involved is believed to have been travelling at high speed and came to a stop a short distance away from the collision."

A 28-year-old man was detained by members of the public and has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The first suspect remains in police custody.

PA

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