A pensioner of 74 years old caused the death of a 23 year old motorcyclist when she pulled into the path of the rider, she described the moment as “the world exploded”.
The father of one was riding his red Yamaha motorbike on the A3083 near RNAS Culdrose around 10:30p.m when the woman made a fatal turn. After the bike accident he was air lifted to hospital for his head and leg injuries. Unfortunately he passed away in less than a week.
The woman pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving without due care and attention in the Crown Court. She had been to barn dancing before the accident and was traveling in her grey Honda Jazz when she stopped to cross the junction with Gunwalloe Road.
CCTV cameras show that she waited as two cars went passed before she turned into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist. The investigation also shown that neither of the drivers were under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no defects where found on the vehicles.
The woman was sentenced to 18 months community order and has to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. She also has to pay costs of £530 for her prosecution, banded from driving for 12 months and has to pass a retest before she can drive again.
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