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Uber driver smiles outside court as he pleads NOT guilty to negligent driving after a 30-year-old man was hit and killed by a bus when he 'fell out of hire car when it accelerated'

January 24, 2018 7:32 AM
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An Uber driver has smiled at reporters as he left court after pleading not guilty to negligent driving.

Nazrul Islam, 31, was charged with negligent driving occasioning death after his passenger, a 30-year-old man, was killed in Sydney's centre in June 2017.

Islam's lawyer Ali Cheema entered a plea of not guilty in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Uber driver from Bangladesh smiled as he left court after his bail was continued.

Nazrul Islam, 31, was charged with negligent driving occasioning death after a 30-year-old man was hit and killed by a bus in Sydney's CBD in June 2017 (pictured outside court on Wednesday)

As a condition of bail, Islam has surrendered his passport and must stay away from international airports (Islam smiles as he leaves court on Wednesday)

Police earlier alleged Islam dropped off his passenger at a set of lights near Bathurst Street around 3.15am on June 17 before the man fell onto the road and into the path of a bus when the car accelerated.

Police allege there were multiple witnesses and video of the incident.

According to court papers, Islam has been in Australia on a bridging visa from Bangladesh for five years.

As a condition of bail, Islam surrendered his passport was ordered to stay away from international airports.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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