Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Cumbrian man convicted for death by dangerous driving

A CUMBRIAN man has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years for causing death by dangerous driving, after his involvement in a fatal road traffic collision.

Paul Robertson, 36, from Inglewood Crescent, Carlisle, was convicted after striking Kenneth Graham, 67, from Carlisle, with his Skoda Octavia as he crossed the road.

The incident happened in Newtown Road, Carlisle, on May 12 2012 at 9.35pm.

Robertson was sentenced to three and a half years for death by dangerous driving. He was also sentenced to 12 months for being in possession of indecent images.

Mr Graham was treated at the scene by members of the public and paramedics and was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle, where he was later pronounced dead.

Sergeant Paul Brown said: “This was a tragic incident which resulted in the death of an innocent member of the public.

“The main factor in this collision was the manner of Robertson’s driving and the fact that he was intent on passing another vehicle.

“He had not been focused on the road ahead and had driven the wrong side of a keep left bollard.

“The extremely dangerous driving manoeuvre resulted in him striking Mr Graham and inflicting injuries from which he would never of survived.

“Mr Graham left behind his wife, Natasha, and our thoughts are with her at this difficult time.”

Have your say

Be the first to comment on this article!

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


North West Evening Mail What's on search

Powered by

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk

Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:


Will the terror attacks in Tunisia stop you travelling abroad?



Show Result

Resource Cumbria

The Forum

F. Dickinson footwear

Homes and gardens 22

To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out