Victim Livid Over Hamedís Release

01.09.2006 - By Aaron King: Former featherweight champion Prince Naseem Hamed will be released from prison next week after serving only 16 weeks of a 15-month sentence stemming from a dangerous driving conviction. Anthony Burgin, the man injured in the accident with Hamed, was incensed over the decision to release Hamed, who will be on house arrest for an unspecified duration..

ďI am shocked that after such a serious accident, Mr. Hamed has been released after less than four months,Ē Burgin said. ďI am very upset that this has happened, I was obviously expecting Mr. Hamed to serve a lot more of his sentence.Ē

The incident occurred on May 2 of this year. Hamed was driving his Mercedes at a high speed, approximately 90 mph, when he violently collided head on with Burginís Volkswagen Golf. Burgin had to be cut free from his vehicle and sustained horrific injuries as a result of the crash. A female passenger was also injured.

Hamed and two others were originally arrested for leaving the scene of the crash.

This did not mark the first time Hamed encountered trouble for his driving habits. He was cited for speeding several times in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

Article posted on 02.09.2006

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