A woman found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after she sped across a roundabout and smashed into three cars in West Drayton, has been jailed for five years.
Sonya Pannu, 32, of North Park, Iver, Buckinghamshire, was handed a five-year prison sentence at Hove Crown Court after being convicted of causing the death of causing the death of 30-year-old Hayes woman, Irene Valverde-Martinez.
Pinnu had ignored medical advice not to drive when she got behind the wheel on April 10 2014.
Appearing at the court on Thusday March 17, she was also given a sentence of three years, to run concurrently, after being found guilty of causing serious injury to a second victim.
Pannu was also disqualified from driving for four years, and will have to retake an extended version of a driving test before being allowed to go back on the roads.
A jury returned the guilty verdict on Wednesday (March 16) following a trial, after Pannu previously pleading not guilty to the charges.
Told not to drive just one week before collision
Sergeant Jane Mallett, from the Met's Road Death Investigation Unit, said: "Pannu's actions that day devastated Irene's family - her husband has been left without his wife and their friend suffered very serious injuries from which he is still recovering.
"Pannu suffered an epileptic fit at the wheel having been told by a neurological consultant not to drive just one week before the collision, setting in motion a chain of events that had tragic consequences.
"It is only right she has been forced to face up to her actions in court."
The court heard how at 4pm on April 10 2014, Pannu was driving her Land Rover Discovery along Sipson Lane towards Sipson Road, West Drayton.
She had finished work in Hounslow as director of a children's nursery and was driving home to Iver.
As she approached the roundabout she accelerates and crossed onto the wrong side of the road.
Hit three cars before smashing into wall
At the time, Irene and her husband were travelling home to Hayes in their Vauxhall Astra. Irene was in the passenger seat and a male friend, aged 30, was in the back.
As they turned left into Sipson Lane, Pannu hit the front passenger side of the Astra, which spun back across Sipson Road and into a brick wall.
Pannu, a mother of five, continued straight across the roundabout and collided with a Volkswagen Golf, causing it to spin round and hit a garden wall in Sipson Road.
The Land Rover continued straight into the drive of a property in Sipson Road, hitting a stationary Ford Transit and pushing it forward into the closed garage doors. The Land Rover also hit railings and trees before coming to a halt.
Irene was treated at the scene before being taken to St Mary's Hospital where she died that night from multiple injuries.
Her friend who was in the back of the car suffered serious injuries to his lungs, bowel and spleen. He was at St Mary's Hospital for many weeks and is now recovering slowly following surgery.