Man sentenced to 9 years 6 months behind bars following fatal road traffic collision

HULL

17 Sep 2021

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A heartless man has been sentenced to 9 years 6 months behind bars and disqualified from driving for 12 years 4 months after being charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst uninsured and causing death whilst driving without a license.

Ben George (30) of Higham Close, Hull appeared at Hull Crown Court today (Friday 17 September) for sentencing after pleading guilty at an earlier date.

The court heard how George was driving an Audi A4 when he collided with his victim, an innocent cyclist on County Road North, Hull. Showing no remorse for his actions George left the man on the roadside in a critical condition and fled the scene.

Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, Jeffrey Davis (56) died a short while later in hospital from his injuries.

Speaking after the sentencing Sergeant Rob Mazingham of Humberside Police Serious Collision Unit said: “I would like to thank Jeffrey Davis family for their patience whilst this case has been investigated. They have endured unimaginable pain since the loss of their loved one, something no family should have to go through.

“I hope that today’s sentencing of George will provide Jeffreys family some form of closure at this very difficult time in knowing George is unable to cause further harm.

“Ben George has not only lost his freedom today, but he also has to live with knowledge that he has changed a family’s life forever.

“For those who choose to commit driving offences and continue to put themselves and others at risk, I have a simple message for you. We will not tolerate it and we will take appropriate action.”