Careless driver, 20, smirks as he is spared jail for knocking down and killing a moped driver, 58

Mail Online | 11/23/2017 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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A man who knocked down and killed a moped driver smirked as he walked free from court with just a community order.

Marc Lewis Hensby, 20, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court, having previously admitted causing the death of David Crow through careless driving.

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On June 16 last year, Hensby collided with the rear end of Mr Crow's moped on the A138, causing him to crash and land on the road, suffering severe brain injuries.

Mr Crow, 58, was on his way to work for a night shift at the Royal Mail sorting office in Chelmsford when the accident happened.

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As a result of the collision, Mr Crow's crash helmet became detached, and other vehicles passing were unable to stop in time.

A father and son came to his aid, and took it in turns to perform CPR on the roadside.

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When paramedics arrived a short while after, at about 11pm, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A report stated that Mr Crow would not had been driving faster than 40mph at the time of the collision, and that the defendant was driving between 53 and 72 mph.

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Richard Conley, mitigating, said: 'It has been said [Mr Hensby] hasn't reached out [to the family]. That's not the easiest thing to do when one is in a serious case, to make any approach to those affected.

'He offers his sincerest apologies to the family and to everybody who knew and loved David.

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'He apologised for pleading not guilty and for allowing the case for going as long as it has, preventing the family of achieving closure.

'He had absolutely no idea as to what took place on that day, as far as he knew he simply had not seen the moped.'

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Mr Conley also told the court that the defendant had made the 999 call and that he broke...
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