jailed after killing his girlfriend in crash near Burnham-On-Sea
34-year-old motorist who killed his girlfriend when he crashed
her car at speeds of up to 90mph on a road near Burnham-On-Sea
has been jailed this week.
Day lost control of Alice Hicks' Mini on a blind bend near Rooksbridge
in September 2011.
Crown Court was told he ignored "ample warning signs"
before colliding with a car travelling the other way.
from Lower Weare, was convicted of causing death by dangerous
driving and jailed for 33 months and was banned from driving for
told the hearing that the car was still travelling at speed on
impact and had little or no chance of stopping when the driver
saw stationary traffic.
Hicks, 27, who was sat in the front passenger seat, died from
serious head injuries when she was flung from the car.
trainee accountant, who lived in Weston-super-Mare, died a day
after the collision while Day suffered a broken neck and back.
him, the Recorder Jeremy Wright said his actions had been a "very
bad piece of driving at excessive speed" and added: "It
involved a disregard of warning signs in an area which you knew