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A SOUTH LONDON minicab driver has narrowly avoided a prison sentence after his vehicle was involved in a fatal accident with an 18 year old motorcyclist.

The Old Bailey heard that Joseph Hurry (62) hit bike rider Daniel Webb as he pulled out of junction in Baston Road, Hayes, on 5 December 2016.

Daniel’s father Simon told the court:

Daniel was always laughing and joking, never grumpy. He loved life and he adored his friends. Adam, Daniel’s brother, who was 16 at the time, was behind Daniel on that afternoon and watched his brother die in front of him.

“He will have those horrific visual memories with him for the rest of his life and for us as parents, it compounds the tragedy. We wish we could take this away from him, but we can’t.”

Hurry pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and judge Anthony Bate sentenced the minicab driver to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months, as well as 240 hours of unpaid community work. Hurry was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.

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