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Father lashes out at his daughter’s killer travelling twice the speed limit Lake Munmorah NSW

Heartbroken father lashes out at daughter’s killer after mother of two was mowed down by driver who showed his car to a buddy while driving nearly twice the speed limit

  • Yasemin Osman, 29, was killed after her car was broken into in October 2020
  • Michael James Patrick Wells was speeding in his Subaru WRX when he hit her
  • He pleaded guilty to aggravated dangerous driving which resulted in death

A heartbroken father slapped the ‘maniac’ driver who hit and killed his daughter while driving nearly twice the speed limit to show his sports car to a buddy.

Yasemin Osman, 29, was killed on October 16, 2020 after her Toyota Landcruiser was hit by Michael James Patrick Wells’ Subaru WRX on Pacific Highway near Lake Munmorah, NSW, while traveling at 138 km/h.

The force of the crash was so powerful that Ms Osman’s car flew eight meters off the road and crashed into a metal utility pole, killing her instantly.

A court heard Wells put his car in “sport mode” and said “we’re going fast” as he showed it to a buddy who was thinking of buying one.

He has admitted to causing dangerous driving that resulted in death.

Mrs Osman’s father read an emotional victim statement in Gosford court during the criminal hearing on Friday.

Yasemin Osman, 29, was killed after Michael James Patrick Wells slammed his Subaru WRX into her car

Yasemin Osman, 29, was killed after Michael James Patrick Wells slammed his Subaru WRX into her car

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The force of the crash was so powerful that Ms Osman’s car flew eight meters off the road and crashed into a metal utility pole, killing her instantly.

He said he spent the afternoon playing and singing songs with his daughter and her two young children before going out to buy diapers.

Mr Osman said he became concerned when she did not return, despite the shops being only “five minutes away”.

He called her several times before a female police officer finally answered and told her she had been killed by a speeding motorist.

“She didn’t know that a maniac like you would drive Michael Wells on the road at almost 60 km/h over the speed limit,” he told Wells, who was in the dock, according to police. Daily Telegram

‘How can you live with yourself? No one but you Michael Wells took my daughter’s life.”

He also told the court how he drives past the crash site every day on his way to work and said his two grandchildren were “sentenced to hell” of a life without their mother.

“I hope the court can do justice to Yasemin and her two little babies,” he said.

Wells admitted he caused the crash because he was speeding and showing off.

Wells admitted he caused the crash because he was speeding and showing off

Wells admitted he caused the crash because he was speeding and showing off

He also pleaded guilty to inflicting “physical injury through willful driving” on his passenger.

“I’d do anything to get it back.” he said, through tears. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about it and I’m sorry.”

His attorney told the court that his client accepted that only jail time would be appropriate before Judge Michael King adjourned the case until July 15 for sentence.

Wells, who was 33 at the time of the accident, also has two children aged seven and nine, was married and had an otherwise unremarkable traffic record at the time of the accident.

Wells’ bail was continued.

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