Man sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal collision – Oxford
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal road traffic collision in Oxford.
Today (8/9) at Oxford Crown Court, Robert Whiting, aged 40, of Brome Place, Barton was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.
He pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by dangerous driving at an earlier hearing in August.
On 1 March this year, Dr Suet Ling Felce was cycling on The Plain roundabout when she was hit by a tipper lorry being driven by Whiting.
Sadly, she sustained fatal injuries.
Whiting was arrested the same day and charged on 2 March.
Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Mr Whiting made a deliberate choice that day to drive a 32 tonne tipper lorry which he was not licensed or trained to drive, while still under the influence of the cocaine he had taken the night before.
“He completely failed to see Dr Felce, who was clearly visible ahead of him for at least 400 metres.
“Tragically his dangerous driving directly led to the completely avoidable death of Dr Felce.
“I hope the significant sentence imposed today will act as a warning to other drivers who believe the rules of the road do not apply to them.”