Tyson Fury’s dentist has been spared jail after killing a 76-year-old driver while driving 59mph in a 40mph zone
A wealthy dentist who treats boxing champion Tyson Fury has been spared prison after killing a man in a road accident while speeding in his luxurious Range Rover.
Naveed Patel, 32, nicknamed “the man with the golden smile,” walked free from court on Friday but was given a three-year driving ban and a warrant to 280 hours of unpaid work.
The cosmetic oral surgeon was found guilty at a previous hearing of causing the death of retiree David Eyre, 76, by careless driving.
He was traveling at speeds of up to 95 mph in a 40 mph zone when his three-litre TVD6 with personalized number plate drove into a white Mazda 3 coming off a side street in Royton, near Manchester, in February 2019.
Naveed Patel, 32, who treats boxing champion Tyson Fury (pictured together), has been spared from jail after killing a man in a road crash in 2019 while speeding in his luxury Range Rover
The Mazda driver, retired sales manager and grandfather, Mr Eyre, suffered fatal head injuries in the collision and died in hospital two days later.
Inquiries revealed that Patel was driving his £89,000 car so fast that he was unable to stop in time and despite the black Range Rover still traveling at 78 km/h at the time of impact, he was unable to stop in time. fuses.
Further tests showed that the powerful car went from 0 to 60 in just seven seconds. He was traveling at 59 miles per hour just five seconds before the impact and 84 miles per hour just two seconds before that.
In a statement, Joyce, Mr Eyre’s widow, said: “There are now only words to describe how David’s passing has affected us all. It’s devastating and heartbreaking. We were married for 49 years and we were very close. We went everywhere together. He had children and grandchildren and he loved them very much. He wasn’t just any father. He was also a friend to them.
The cosmetic oral surgeon was found guilty at a previous hearing of causing the death of retired David Eyre, 76, by careless driving (David pictured with wife Joyce)
“They all came to him when they had problems, and he would come to solve it or give advice. The grief is all-encompassing and rears its head and works over you when you least expect it. It’s that feeling when you walk in the front door and realize there’s no one there to say hello. When you reach to the other side of the bed and realize it’s empty.
“You learn to keep going and try to be normal. It doesn’t get any better. You just accept it and learn to control your emotions so as not to upset other people. They ask, ‘how are you?’, and you answer ‘fine,’ but inside you’re dying.’
At Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester, Patel, who runs a dental implant and restorative cosmetic dentistry clinic in Stockport, faced a maximum jail term of five years but was given 15 months in prison with a two-year suspension.
He was also sentenced to 280 hours of unpaid work and was given a three-year driving ban and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £2,691.
He was found guilty at a previous hearing of causing death by careless driving.
Patel, who lives in a £600,000 house in Bolton, denied wrongdoing and blamed the elderly victim for causing the roadblock, saying he may have had a ‘medical episode’ behind the wheel.
Patel (arrived at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court) was released on Friday but was given a three-year driving ban and ordered to complete 280 hours of unpaid work
The tragedy occurred on February 15, 2019 at 11:35 am after Mr Eyre, a grandfather from Royton, near Oldham, made his way to a doctor’s appointment for a routine blood test.
He was coming from Hilbre Avenue onto the A663 Broadway, but apparently he didn’t see Patel speeding along the main road. Patel undertook an evasive maneuver and was unable to dodge the Mazda.
Prosecutor Rob Hall told the jury: “Mr Patel’s overspeeding and his inability to assess the risks inherent in that stretch of road amounted to careless driving and contributed to Mr Eyre’s death.
“Had Mr Patel been driving within the speed limit, the collision could have been avoided or had happened at a much lower speed.
“Mr. Patel blamed Mr. Eyre for the collision, but the fact is that he was still driving eight miles per hour above the speed limit when the collision occurred.”
David Eyre was not supposed to know that the Range Rover was traveling nearly 20 miles per hour faster than the speed limit. You may think that Mr Eyre’s departure was clearly a mistake and that it was a major cause of the collision.
“But Mr Eyre has paid a heavy price for the mistake and he is not the only reason for this collision and not the only reason for this death.
Patel (pictured, left, with David Beckham and, right, with Fury’s wife Paris) put the blame on Mr Eyre, suggesting he may have had a medical episode while driving
Patel has posted a series of promotional videos where he treats heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury (pictured together) in his clinic as the boxer says: ‘I’m with the best dentist in the world and I want a smile just like his’
‘Mr Patel suggests he drove with great care, but while claiming he braked to get back to the speed limit, the onboard computer said it only dropped from 59 to 84 mph. He knew the risks on this road.
“He drove this road three times a week for two to three years. All these risks are obvious on this stretch of road. They would have been obvious to him. His speed and driving behavior on that fateful Friday morning is another major cause of this collision.’
Mr Eyre had previous underlying health conditions and had previously suffered a stroke in 1998 and was diagnosed with endocarditis in 2004. But his widow Joyce told the hearing he was still active and said the couple had just returned from a holiday to Dubai to visit their son who works there.
Patel, who is believed to be currently driving a Porsche 911 Turbo, insisted he was not responsible for the crash but told the jury: “I am extremely traumatized and heartbroken by it all. If I could somehow undo it, I would. I have to live with that, it’s heartbreaking.’
Explaining why he was speeding, Patrel said he came out of a 30mph zone and accelerated in his Range Rover, only to realize he was going too fast and put his foot on the brake before impact.
In a statement, Joyce, the widow of Mr Eyre (pictured with David), said that after being married for 49 years, her husband’s death was “devastating and heartbreaking” and that her grief was “comprehensive.”
He added: ‘My focus was completely on the road. I fully expected the car coming down to stop and stay until I passed. I swerved to the right, unfortunately the cars collided. In my experience he didn’t stop at all, he just kept coming.’
Judge Tina Landale, who sentenced Patel, told him: “David Eyre was a much loved family man and his death has left an irreplaceable hole in the family’s life. Nothing I can say or do will in any way repair that loss.
“You were driving your Range Rover at an extremely high speed. You described it as a dual carriageway, but nothing could be further from the truth. I do not accept that you sincerely regret the crime for which you were convicted, I accept that you regret the consequences of the behavior, which is different from sincerely regretting your actions.
“It’s clear from the way you testified and what you said that you don’t take any responsibility.”
Patel, who has also been pictured with David Beckham, has posted a series of promotional videos where he treats heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at his clinic.
In a video posted in February 2020 – a year after the tragedy – Patel welcomes Fury to his clinic and jokes with him while awaiting what is considered a cosmetic procedure.
During the video, the boxer says, “I’m with the best dentist in the world and I want a smile just like his.”
Later after the treatment, Patel joked with Fury about the boxer’s defeat to Deontay Wilder to capture the WBC heavyweight championship, saying, “I numbed him more than Deontay.”