Case Study

Driver given 18 month driving ban for causing pedestrian's death by careless driving

Incident date: 
Sat, 22 Sep 2012

Gagandeep Kakkad, 23 was sentenced in Reading Crown Court on Monday August 26th to an 18 month driving ban and 200 hours community service. He was also ordered to do an extended retest and fined £1,200.

He admitted the offence after his car struck and killed 43-year-old Neil Bird in Wokingham Road near Cemetery Junction around 5am on Saturday, September 22nd 2012.

Mr Bird, of Highgate Road, Woodley was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital after he was hit by Kakkad’s black Toyota Prius but he died from head injuries.

PC Melanie Todd said: “This is another example of how important it is to always pay full attention on the road particularly when vehicles interact with vulnerable road users particularly pedestrians.”

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