Jail for motorist who caused motorcyclist death in Bottesford

Christopher Williams was killed in a collision near Bottesford last year.
Christopher Williams was killed in a collision near Bottesford last year.
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A motorist who killed a motorcyclist in a collision near Bottesford last year has been jailed.

Garry Allen, 33, of Cressing Road, Braintree, Essex, was sentenced to two years and seven months in prison today (Thursday 1 June) at Leicester Crown Court after pleading guilty to a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was also given a four years and three months driving ban and ordered to retake his driving test.

The conviction relates to a fatal road traffic collision on Wednesday 25 May 2016 as Allen was travelling to a business meeting in his car along the A52 away from Grantham.

During an overtaking manoeuvre he took a phone call via his cars Bluetooth system, took his eyes off the road and failed to see the motorcycle being ridden by the deceased, 24-year-old Christopher Williams, travelling towards him.

Christopher received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Constable Alison Briance, from the Force’s Serious Collision Investigation unit, said: “The case is a reminder of the importance of being fully alert when driving.

“Allen did not for that small time give the road his full attention and he was distracted resulting in the death of a young innocent man.

“I would also like to thank the motorists who stopped to help and those who administered first aid to try save Christopher’s life.”