A convicted drug dealer who killed a bus driver and injured 14 people in a multi-vehicle crash has been jailed for seven years and eight months.
Kenneth Matcham was “ejected” from the bus he was driving when it was hit by Dorjan Cera’s car on Sevenoaks Road in Orpington, south-east London.
Prosecutor Nathan Rasiah said Cera’s driving on 31 October had been “appalling”.
Cera pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to causing death by dangerous driving.
In a victim impact statement, Mr Matcham’s daughter Shelley Gardner described her father as “the most amazing man you could have ever met”.
The court heard Cera had arrived in the UK from Albania at the age of 15 and had unsuccessfully sought asylum since.
The 20-year-old, who had no insurance or licence, was driving a black Skoda Octavia he hired using false documentation, Mr Rasiah said.
“The impact of the collision forced the bus into the wrong lane, causing it to collide with another bus travelling in the opposite direction,” he told the court.
“The driver of the first bus was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the collision and died from his injuries.”