Case Study

Man jailed for causing 16 year old boy's death in hit and run

Incident date: 
Sat, 3 Nov 2012

Steven Thomas Quinn, 33, from Radcliffe had pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at an earlier hearing at Bolton Crown Court.

Callum Hilton, 16, of Middleton, was hit by Quinn as he crossed Stand Lane in Radcliffe on 3 November 2012.

Police said Quinn had consumed “numerous alcoholic drinks” before he hit Callum.

Police said Callum and one of his friends were crossing the road when Quinn’s car hit Callum sending him tumbling down the road.

Police said when they arrested Quinn the following day and asked him about a broken wing mirror, he said he thought had struck a post.

Quinn’s phone was seized and officers discovered text conversations where he told a friend he could not remember what happened because he was so drunk.

Collision reconstruction specialists later established Quinn was driving at about 40mph on the 30mph road.

Det Insp Amber Waywell said: “Callum’s mum and granddad, who raised him, have suffered an unimaginable loss.

“A car can be a lethal weapon and sadly that has been borne out and robbed Callum’s family of a much-loved young man.”

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