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

18:10 03 December 2012

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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?

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    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

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    MIGUEL100

    Monday, December 3, 2012

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