Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Ipswich: Motorist ordered to do community work after admitting causing death by dangerous driving

18:10 03 December 2012

Archant

AN Ipswich man has been banned from the roads and ordered to carry out community work after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Norfolk.

Robert Winner, of Sporle died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn following the collision in Weasenham St Peter on January 20.

Grant Slater, 31, of Valley Road in Ipswich has today been sentenced after admitting causing death by careless driving.

Slater was driving a silver Mitsubishi L200 and failed to correctly judge how far away Mr Winner’s motorbike was as he approached a junction.

The court heard he pulled out into the path of the motorcycle, which was unable to stop in time.

Slater admitted the offence at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on November 5. He was sentenced today to complete 200 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.

He was also disqualified from driving for a year and ordered to pay costs.

Steve Matthews from Norfolk Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team said: “This sad case demonstrates how important it is to properly give way and to take your time to consider other road users before crossing junctions.

“Other witnesses gave evidence to say that the road was clear and the motorbike was visible and being driven safely within the speed limit. Slater misjudged the distance and speed of the bike, which had disastrous consequences.

“I would like to extend my sympathies to Mr Winner’s family at this difficult time.”

2 comments

  • 200 hours shocking, is a life worth nothing?

    Report this comment

    Bandit

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • I AM ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED WITH THIS SENTENCE ,, YOU CAN'T GET IN A CAR AND KILL PEOPLE LIKE THIS , THIS MAN WAS DRIVING DANGEROUSLY ON THE ROAD AND GOT AWAY WITH A SLAP OF THE WRIST

    Report this comment

    MIGUEL100

    Monday, December 3, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Students gained exclusive insights into the growing creative media industry at an event at the University of Suffolk.

A consultation exercise over possible huge rent rises for beach hut owners at Felixstowe has generated more than 700 responses.

The death of a well known Stowmarket couple has left a community in shock, as police are understood to be investigating the incident as a potential murder and suicide.

Churchgoers are devastated by the theft of a memorial donated to a Suffolk village by two war heroes in memory of a British martyr.

Liberal Democrat peers will attempt to force the government to set out its strategy on local funding and economic growth post-Brexit.

The search is on to find the UK’s best up-and-coming stylist as ‘Create the Look’ returns for 2017.

A Suffolk police officer facing a misconduct hearing for allegedly drink driving last year has said a previously undiagnosed medical condition could have affected the breathalyser test.

The Environment Agency is expecting high tide levels in the region tonight and in the early hours of tomorrow and has warned: “Flooding is possible – be prepared.”

Suffolk Constabulary has received a pay-out after being billed double the amount it should have been for use of the police helicopter.

One of the most famous landscapes immortalised by artist John Constable has been returned to its former glory thanks to a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24