London Man sentenced for causing death by careless driving

A man has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving after a fatal collision involving a member of the House of Lords.

Shortly after 18:00hrs on 16 November 2016, Thomas Taylor, Lord of Blackburn, was critically injured when his mobility scooter was in collision with a lorry on Millbank, close to the junction with Great College Road, SW1.

The 88-year-old peer died on 25 November 2016.

The Mercedes lorry was being driven by Kul Pandey, 56, (13.8.61) of Bedfont Lane. Feltham. Pandey stopped at the scene.

An investigation by detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) established that Pandey had failed to see Lord Taylor as he crossed Millbank on a zebra crossing.

Pandey was charged, and pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving at the Old Bailey on 20 March. He was sentenced on Monday, 9 April to 24 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for two years, and 200 hours community service. He was also disqualified from driving for three years.

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