A 63-year-old bus driver has admitted killing a teenage boy on the road.
Paul Manu was driving above the speed limit and had also run a red light when he hit 16-year-old Mario Radulescu on 17 December 2021 on Mandeville Road outside Northolt underground station.
Mario was a student a St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow On The Hill having joined a few months earlier from Alec Reed Academy in Northolt.
In a tribute to him, Andrew Parkin, the principal of St Dominic’s said in the spring 2022 newsletter: “Mario Radulescu was 16, originally from Romania, and had joined us from the Alec Reed Academy last September so had only been with us a short few months. His death was felt keenly by both communities and the Memorial Mass held on Friday January 21st was a sombre but very dignified occasion and one that honoured the young life taken so soon and was greatly appreciated by his parents and immediate family who joined us for the Mass in the Chapel.”
At a hearing at the Old Bailey on 28 June 2023, Manu of Lea Crescent in Ruislip pleaded guilty to a causing death by dangerous driving and was told by Judge Alexia Durran that he could face being sent to jail.
Sentencing will take place on 3 August 2023.