A speeding driver who ignored screams from his passengers as he mowed down and killed a pedestrian was jailed for three years.
Hasnam Iqbal, 22, was hurtling along at more than 50mph in a 30mph zone when he struck Pelistan David, killing him instantly.
Iqbal swerved onto the wrong side of the road as he approached a zebra crossing in High Street North, East Ham, east London, forcing oncoming vehicles to take evasive action.
Dazzled by the headlights of another vehicle, he ploughed into Mr David before his uninsured Volkswagen Golf collided head-on with another car.
The driver, 90-year-old Reginald Charles, suffered broken ribs, a broken collar bone and damage to his kidneys, following the smash on January 29 last year, which sent his vehicle careering into another BMW.
Sentencing Iqbal at Inner London Crown Court, Judge Ian Darling said: 'This is a tragic case in every sense of that word, and for many, many people.'
He added: 'It was a dreadful piece of driving that had devastating consequences to many people, including leaving behind a 24-year-old widow in Sri Lanka and a grieving brother and sister-in-law. No amount of imprisonment could ever console them.'
Iqbal had borrowed the car from a friend and picked up three passengers just before 11pm to visit a takeaway, said prosecutor Lee Ingham.
As Iqbal sped along on the wrong side of the road, the driver of an oncoming Ford Galaxy had to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.
'He continued on the road primarily on the wrong side of the carriageway, and as he did so, he struck Mr David.
'It is likely that he died more or less instantly fortunately.'
Iqbal, who had no previous convictions believed the car to be insured when he borrowed it, added Mr Jaffa.