Tunbridge Wells: 21-year-old driver just fined £670 for the death of a motorcyclist, a father of 4
In Kent, recently, a thief who stole from cars, at railway stations, had his own car ordered to be crushed as punishment, but a young motorist who killed a father of four was just let off in Tunbridge Wells with a fine. Similarly, Jason McIntyre, a famous Scottish Cyclist, was killed by a motorist and the driver was just fined £500.
The children of the father are also 'victims' and deserve financial compensation, not that it will bring him back, but to help their quality of life, particularly if the father was the sole breadwinner.
This traffic accident report came from www.thisiskentco.uk this week.
A Hawkhurst man has been fined £670 for causing the death of a motorcyclist through careless driving.
Father-of-four Colin Sheath died on October 10 last year when his motorbike collided with a Renault Clio at the notorious junction of Cranbrook Road and Slipmill Road.
Ben Sands, 21, from Wellington Cottages, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention on the A229 Cranbrook Road.
Prosecutor Peter Cockerill told Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court on Monday:"The defendant was initially driving along the A229 in the direction of Hawkhurst. The victim was riding his motorbike in the opposite direction. The defendant drove across the path of the victim to turn into Slipmill Road. As he did this the victim on his motorbike collided with the front of the defendant's vehicle."The victim was declared dead at the scene."Unquote