The car thugs race at 100 mph before one is killed in a terrifying accident while the other is jailed for nine years.

The car thugs race at 100mph through 30mph streets before one is killed in a scary crash while another hit-and-run driver is jailed for nine years.

  • Craig Norman has been jailed for nine years after a race ended in a fatal crash
  • Norman was racing friend James Dickson, who reached speeds of up to 99mph.
  • Mr Dickson was thrown from the stolen car in the horrific accident in Salford in June

Shocking footage shows the moment two cars raced against each other at speeds of up to 99mph in a 30mph zone before a horrifying fatal crash.

Craig Norman has been jailed for nine years after racing his ‘lifelong friend’ James Dickson, who was killed in the collision in Salford.

Mr. Dickson, a father of three, reached speeds of up to 99 mph in the 30 mph zone as Norman followed in his Audi, reaching speeds of 70 mph.

Manchester Crown Court heard that Mr Dickson, 37, struck another car when he tried to pass it, before losing control and crashing into the railings at the side of the road.

Craig Norman has been jailed for nine years for causing death by dangerous driving at Manchester Crown Court

Craig Norman has been jailed for nine years for causing death by dangerous driving at Manchester Crown Court

Shocking footage shows the two men racing at high speeds through the 30mph area in Salford.

Shocking footage shows the two men racing at high speeds through the 30mph area in Salford.

The collision caused extensive damage to the car and the surrounding area.

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In footage released by Greater Manchester Police, the two cars can be seen driving at high speeds through Little Hulton and moving through traffic lights moments before the horrific accident on Manchester Road East on June 19.

Dickson died after sustaining fatal head injuries and a passenger in his Fiat 500, a car stolen weeks earlier, was thrown from the car and seriously injured.

Norman managed to avoid a collision, slowing as he passed to see the extent of the damage, but fled the scene and was arrested on July 1 on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Norman, who has committed 146 prior offenses and was once stabbed by a homeowner he broke into, denied he had been racing Dickson, describing the crash as a “tragic accident” through no fault of his own.

Both Norman and Mr. Dickson were disqualified from driving at the time, with Mr. Dickson also exceeding the drink-driving limit.

Norman, of Longshaw Drive, Little Hulton, was unanimously found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after trial.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison, to serve two-thirds of custody, and was given an additional five years of leave. He too was banned from driving for eight years.

James Dickson, father of three, 37, died in the gruesome crash in Salford in June after reaching speeds of up to 99mph

James Dickson, father of three, 37, died in the gruesome crash in Salford in June after reaching speeds of up to 99mph

The police said it was

Police said it was “difficult to comprehend” the “avoidable” tragedy. Pictured: The scene of the fatal car crash on Manchester Road East in June

Police Sergeant Louise Warhurst, from GMP’s Major Collision Investigation Unit, said: “It’s really hard to comprehend the impact of Craig Norman’s reckless and ultimately fatal actions.”

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“Situations like this are exactly why we are working so hard to ensure Greater Manchester’s roads are safer for all of us, so that fewer families have to deal with this tragic news.”

Not only did he show no respect for anyone but himself during the incident, but since then he has offered nothing in the way of genuine remorse of compassion for his inexcusable actions.

“It is a sad but very real part of our work that we often see the devastating impact of criminally dangerous behavior on our roads, but these tragic events could be largely prevented if everyone took extra care for those around them who also want to use our streets safely.

Dickson’s sister, Kelly, said in a statement in court: “I know James has been a jerk and I know he shouldn’t have been driving that car, but I truly believe if Craig Norman hadn’t been goading him into a race,” . , James would never have driven like that and he wouldn’t be dead.

“I don’t want people to remember James for the bad decision he made that day, I want them to remember that he was a son, a brother, a father and an uncle.”

She said that her younger brother had a “heart of gold” and was a “good-hearted” person.

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