Driver killed in crash at same bus stop where he had fatally shot a woman eight years earlier

Carpenter and father Nathan Davis was jailed for mowing down Veronica Chango-Alvarez at a south London bus stop, but died eight years later in a motorcycle accident at the same location

Nathan Davis died at the same bus stop where he killed Veronica Chango-Alvarez in a hit and run
Nathan Davis died at the same bus stop where he killed Veronica Chango-Alvarez in a hit and run

A father convicted of hit-and-run crime over nine years ago died at the same south London bus stop where he mowed down a hotel receptionist in December 2012.

Carpenter Nathan Davis, a 35-year-old father of two, drove his Audi into the bus stop on Streatham High Road in Norbury, killing 31-year-old Veronica Chango-Alvarez and seriously injuring a 51-year-old man and was jailed for five years and four months, My London Reports.

Chango-Alvarez died in the arms of her brother, who later criticized the “ridiculous” verdict against Davis, who was also banned from driving for six years and forced to pass an advanced driving test.

Reports at the time detail how police were forced to hunt for Davis after he fled in one scene after driving into a Volkswagen and later abandoned his Audi after causing the devastation at the bus stop .

Veronica Chango-Alverez died when Nathan Davis’ car crashed into a bus stop in December 2012

Hotel receptionist Veronica Chango-Alverez was hit and killed by Nathan Davis, who fled the scene when police showed up

The Inner South London Coroner’s Court heard on Thursday how Davis, of the Oaklands Estate in Clapham, was killed after riding his black Yamaha motorcycle at over 60mph on the same 30mph road and on September 13, 2020 the billboard at the bus stop had collided.

He was thrown almost 25 meters onto the opposite sidewalk, where he suffered “multiple open fractures and massive internal bleeding”.

He was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting and placed in intensive care but died 12 days later from multiple organ failure caused by the fractures to his spine, forearm and pelvis.

Metropolitan Police forensic collision investigators found “no pollutants, no obstructions, no conditions that would have affected the collision.”

They added that there were no issues with the bike, Davis was wearing the correct gear and there was no third-party involvement or substance use.

Ann Downes, a police officer with the Major Collision Investigation Unit, told the court: “I found out that he collided with the same bus stop in 2012 while he was in a car.

“One pedestrian was killed and one seriously injured. He was sentenced to prison and asked to take a retest.”

A Route 50 bus driver recalled the moment he passed across the street at “about 50 mph” at 6:48 a.m. before slamming into the bus stop.

The scene of the hit-and-run murder on Streatham High Road, south London, where Nathan Davis mowed down Veronica Chango-Alvarez in December 2012

Another witness was “shocked and terrified” when Davis walked past Dodge to avoid the median, thinking “he was going to have an accident.”

In an emotional written statement in court, Davis’ mother Teresa Burgess painfully recounted the life of her second son.

She said: “He was the most wonderful son, living his life loving family and friends, they were his number one priority especially his two boys.

“He came home to dinner with his nieces and nephews, laughing and joking.

“He was very fit and strong and was running a balance bike most of the time.

“He was very creative, especially in carpentry. At the time of the incident, he was helping set up his sister’s kitchen.

“He was a very popular man and he made friends everywhere and whenever you asked what he was doing he said he always made memories, he had a heart of gold.

“Life will never be the same for us, he touched so many lives.”

In conclusion, Coroner Sarah Valentine said: “Nathan was an experienced motorcyclist and the bike was in good condition, MOT and maintenance up to date.

“He was a family man and an integral part of the family. He looked forward to the future with his family and his two sons.

“Nothing indicated he was in a hurry and the road was familiar to him.”

She described how he was overtaking “above the speed limit” at 60 mph in the moments before his accident.

She also confirmed that the 2012 incident was “unconnected.”

She closed the hearing by returning the conclusion of the traffic collision and offering her condolences to the Davis family.

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