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7 March 2016, 16:29
A Bletchley man has been jailed for causing the fatal accident in which a young boy died on the Stoke Hammond bypass.
Christopher Mallett of Clyde Place, Bletchley, was charged on 10 September 2015 with the offence. He pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving but not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
He was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving on 18 February this year by a jury at Aylesbury Crown Court in a two day trial.
Today (7th March) at Aylesbury Crown Court again in front of Judge Sheridan he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, a three and a half year disqualification from driving with an extended driving test to pass.
The sentence follows an incident on 20 March 2015 at 2.17pm on the A4146 Stoke Hammond bypass near the junction with the B4032 Leighton Road. At that time a lorry driven by Mallett collided with a stationary silver Toyota Rav 4 on the southbound dual carriageway.
Police, fire service and air ambulance together with the ambulance service attended.
Seven year-old boy, Mohammed Ali Ahmed, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene.
PC Sandra Terry from Bicester Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:
"This is a very sad case where a young boy has lost his life following a lack of concentration from the driver of another vehicle. This moment has caused a lifetime of loss for Mohammed’s family.
I hope that this case makes drivers of all vehicles think about the responsibility they have in relation to other road users."