Video: Watch the sickening moment a driver films himself speeding over 120mph before killing Hollyoaks actress
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Watch the shocking moment a motorist films himself driving over 120mph before crashing into and killing a Hollyoaks actress. Adil Iqbal, 22, hit Frankie Julia Hough, 38, in May and she died in hospital.
She appeared on Hollyoaks over 20 years ago in 2000 and reportedly had a friendship with her co-star Paul Danan. The actress was 17-weeks pregnant at the time and was travelling with her two sons and her nephew.
The video shows Iqbal weaving in and out of traffic maintaining a speed of at least 107mph and going as high as 123mph which is over 50mph over the national speed limit. In total, it lasts for around 20 seconds and cuts off when he collides with another vehicle.
She sadly suffered brain injuries and died two days later in hospital. Tragically, her unborn daughter’s heart was still beating when doctors turned the actress’ life support off. Thomas and Tobias were rushed to hospital by air ambulance and suffered long-lasting skull and spinal injuries, but luckily Rocky was left relatively unhurt.
Iqbal was arrested at the scene before later pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and two offences of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Sentencing him at Manchester Minshull Court, judge Maurice Greene said the trauma that Iqbal caused on May 13 to Frankie’s family was indescribable.
He said: “Ms Julia Hough did not return from the journey. She was killed as a result of the most indescribably reckless driving by you, Adil Iqbal, leading to the devastation of a family.
“And furthermore, as a result of your driving, Tommy and Tobias were very seriously injured. The manner of your driving was clear for all to see.”