Teen sentenced after admitting careless driving

A teenager has been handed a community sentence after admitting causing death by careless driving in Flintshire.

Jack Hughes lost control of his car on the A548 heading into Chester back in February - one of his passengers, Daniel Evans - was killed in the crash.

The 18 year old from Connah's Quay will carry out 100 hours unpaid work and he's been banned from driving for 12 months.

The family of Danny Evans said later that they were devastated by the sentence.

Mr Evans says:

“We have been sentenced to life without Danny,” she said.

The tragedy had consequences for the whole family in addition to his loss.

His brother had to give up work, his sister had to give up her midwifery course, and Mrs Evans said that she had not been able to cope with looking after her own father who had to go to emergency respite care.

Mark Evans said that he did not his son to become just another statistic.

He said that he appreciated that there were guidelines in the magistrates’ court but he said that they should be reviewed. “It is time the guidelines were changed,” he said.