Man sentenced after admitting to causing death by careless driving – Marlow

Published on:
13 Sep 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Last updated:
14 Sep 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Published by:
J W
Category:
General news
Area:
Wycombe

A man has been sentenced after admitting to causing death by careless driving on the A404 Marlow Bypass.

Bayonle Kayode, aged 29, of Warpole Road, Slough, was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday (11/9).

He was also ordered to carry out 280 hours of unpaid community service and pay a £1,000 fine.

Further, Kayode was disqualified from driving for two years and will have to take an extended retest at the end of this period if he wants to renew his driving licence.

He pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by careless driving at a previous hearing on 15 August after being served a summons to court on 22 June.

Kayode was driving his Honda Accord southbound along the A404 Marlow Bypass at about 1.30pm on 12 September last year when his vehicle collided with a VW Beetle, which in turn collided with the rear of VW Sharan.

The driver of the VW Beetle, 43-year-old Janice Swain, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, but sadly later died of her injuries.

The passenger of the VW Beetle was also taken to hospital but thankfully recovered from their injuries.

Investigating officer, PC Sandra Terry of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This collision could have been avoided had Bayonle Kayode been paying attention to the road, however he failed to notice that the traffic ahead of him was slowing down and thus collided with a VW Beetle.

“Kayode admitted to careless driving, which resulted in Janice Swain losing her life. He will have this on his conscience for the rest of his life.”

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