Man found guilty of causing deaths of father and pregnant daughter after crashing into family in Ramsgate

Nitesh Bissendary has been found guilty of causing deaths and injury by dangerous driving

A Manston man has been found guilty of causing the deaths of a pregnant woman and her father when he hit a family of five with his car in Ramsgate,

Nitesh Bissendary, 30, of Highlands Glade, Manston killed Yoram Hirshfield, 81, and his daughter Noga Sella, 37, when he mounted the pavement and crashed into them in Leopold Street on the evening of Wednesday 10 August. Noga’s husband Omer suffered internal organ damage and their five-year-old daughter suffered serious head injury. Their son was also injured in the incident.

The family were returning to their hotel after a meal.

Noga was a Consultant Physicist living in Cambridge with Omer and their children. Her father Yoram lived in Israel and was in the UK to visit his family.

Bissendary faced two charges of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and assault occasioning actual bodily harm as well as failing to provide a sample, failing to stop, and driving while unfit through drugs.

He was found guilty of the two death by dangerous driving charges and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court today (December 7).

He previously pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, failing to provide a sample for analysis and possession with intent to supply cocaine and had admitted lesser charges of causing death by careless driving.

He is due to return to the court to be sentenced.


  1. Prayers for the innocent victims and their family. My heart goes out to them.
    I hope this young man changes his life around. I pray he stops driving.

    • Drug dealing degenerate, with a family quite happy to assist in his evil ways, i’d put money on your hopes and prayers being a waste of effort and better directed elsewhere.

  2. There’s some interesting reading elsewhere on line of the actions of him and his parents in the aftermath of the accident and some of his excuses. A despicable bunch.

    • There may be more charges for accomplices and others but they will be known as wrong’uns until they prove other.

      so sorry this lovely family, really am. Wish i could say more

  3. Incredibly sad, my heart goes out to this family, they have to live with this for the rest of their lives, while this cretin druggy/dealer is only sorry that he got caught. I sincerely hope the courts make a proper example of him and those who covered up for him.

    • Personally i’m in the “eye for an eye” club in matters such as this and as so he’ll never pay the proper price for his actions. Hopefully karma will put things right.

  4. Vile drugged up coward who killed .
    Should be put in stocks after being publicly flogged .
    Despicable creature – who couldn’t care less .

  5. He will probably get a slap on the wrist, which is what normally happens when someone kills someone in a vehicle!

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