Remembering Murtuza and family
Murtuza Khambaty took the University of Surrey's 1994-95 MSc in Telematics, living in one of the cramped rooms in Guildford Court. We studied together, and when he wasn't joking about his "wife" back home, he worked hard towards beating me at chess. We kept in touch sporadically over the years as he settled into family life and working for Texas Instruments in Northampton; he spoke of his family with pride and joy.
Police report, Bedfordshire Police, 6 June 2003.
Tributes paid to fatal crash family, BBC News, 6 June 2003.
'Lovely family' wiped out in M1 horror crash, Chronicle and Echo, 7 June 2003.
Relatives fly in after family's M1 tragedy, Chronicle and Echo, 10 June 2003.
M1 crash family 'died instantly', BBC News, 27 July 2004.
Driver 'dithering' before crash, BBC News, 28 July 2004.
Fatal crash lorry 'did not brake', BBC News, 29 July 2004.
Driver cleared of family's deaths, BBC News, 4 August 2004.
£250 the price of a life, Chronicle and Echo, 5 August 2004.
Careless but not dangerous, Wiltshire News, 5 August 2004.
£1,000 fine for lorry driver who killed family, The Guardian, 5 August 2004.
It was found that the offence of Careless Driving included a wide range of behaviour of differing severity. It is commonly perceived to be a minor offence, but is used in cases where the driving could be described as grossly negligent.
Careless drivers who kill face up to three years in jail, The Guardian, 10 January 2008.
example: Driver guilty of M6 family deaths, BBC News, 16 February 2009.
Test cricket was a passion.
Reports placed the family at rest in Brookwood Cemetery near Woking (directions).