The family of a mother who died in a crash have spoken for the first time since her boyfriend was jailed for causing her death, saying: “We've got some sort of justice.”
Carl Morris, 32, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa with Faye Norris in the passenger seat when it smashed into five parked vehicles in Eastcote Lane, Harrow, on December 27 last year.
He was jailed for five years and eight months at Harrow Crown Court on Friday (April 10), having pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
Miss Norris' sister, Kelly, said: “No sentence is going to make us feel better at the end of the day, because it's not going to bring her back. But we've got some sort of justice.”
She added: “I'm hoping that while he's in there he'll think about getting behind the wheel and driving like a lunatic.
“I'm hoping he'll learn from his actions and the consequences.”
Miss Norris, 31, died from her injuries on January 3, a week after the crash.
Sister Kelly, 35, of Edward Road, Northolt, said: “She was such a bubbly person. She was very outgoing and loud. You'd hear her before you saw her. She loved life.”
She added: “[Her death has] ripped us apart. If you lose someone through an illness that's hard, but it's kind of acceptable. But you don't ever dream of something like this happening to you.
“She's left a huge hole in our hearts.”
The court heard he had been driving at between 60mph and 65mph when the tragedy occurred, despite the road having a 30mph speed limit.
As well as pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving, Morris also accepted charges of causing death whilst disqualified from driving, causing death whilst unlicensed, causing death whilst uninsured and breaching the terms of a suspended sentence order.
Mother-of-two and registered child-minder Kelly said: “People need to think about the consequences, because not only is it having someone in the car with you, it's pedestrians walking the streets.
“Driving like that, where's that going to get you? It doesn't get you anywhere in life. It gets you behind bars or causes a heartbreak somewhere down the line.”