Cumbrian man convicted for death by dangerous driving
Last updated at 12:35, Friday, 04 October 2013
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.”
First published at 12:34, Friday, 04 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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