Driver sentenced for killing cyclist

|News, Driving offences

A taxi driver who caused a crash in which a cyclist died and two others were seriously injured has been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court.

Craig Gough, 36, was driving home after working through the night in the Bridgend area. As he approached Pentre Meyrick on the A48 he collided with three cyclists. The rider at the rear of the line, Jack Berry, died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

Other motorists stopped to assist the three injured men and called the emergency services.

Kelly Huggins from the CPS said: “The witness accounts from other motorists clearly showed that the cyclists had appropriate lighting, reflective clothing and safety equipment.

“They were experienced cyclists who had taken proper measures to be safe, but those measures were not enough.

“Gough’s loss of concentration whilst behind the wheel had tragic consequences.

“We hope that the injured cyclists make a full recovery and our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Berry.”

Craig Gough was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and was disqualified from driving for five-and-a-half years, and to take an extended driving test.

Notes to editors

  • Kelly Huggins is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Craig GOUGH (DOB: 19/10/81) pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 21 August 2018
  • The collision occurred on 28 October 2017
  • Sentencing took place at Cardiff Crown Court on 14 September 2018.

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