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Driver not guilty of causing mother of three's death by dangerous driving
2:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A MAN who killed a mother-of-three in a high speed crash on the A46 near Evesham, has been found not guilty on a charge of causing her death by dangerous driving.
A jury of seven men and five women retired for less than an hour before returning the verdict on Steven Moore, aged 43, of Goodeve Park in Hazlewood Road, Bristol.
His car struck a motorcycle being driven by Diana Burgess between Beckford and Ashton-under-Hill, on October 16 last year and she died at the scene.
Sentencing Moore for causing death by careless driving, a charge to which he had pleaded guilty to, Judge Robert Juckes QC imposed a two-year commmunity order with a 200-hour unpaid work requirement.
He disqualified Moore for two years, ordered him to re-take a test and imposed £535 court costs.
Nicholas Berry, defending, had argued against custody being imposed. He said Moore was a single father with a 17-year-old son who suffered from learning difficulties.
The judge said why Moore failed to Mrs Burgess, 40, of Pershore Road, could never be understood but his remorse was genuine and it would be with him for the rest of his life.
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