Drivers jailed after killing motorcyclist while racing on lanes at Edlington

Karol RadkiewiczKarol Radkiewicz
Karol Radkiewicz
TWO drivers have been jailed for hitting and killing a motorbike rider while racing each other along country lanes.

Karol Radkiewicz (32) suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene in Edlington.

Witnesses told police that the silver Peugeot at Edlington Lane had been racing with another car before the collision — making several dangerous overtake manoeuvres.

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CCTV enquiries confirmed these accounts, with a black BMW 5 series the other vehicle in question.

BMW driver Mark Higgins (60) called 999 to report the crash, stating that he was a witness. He was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The driver of the Peugeot, 43-year-old Gavin Jay Creber, admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

Higgins, formerly of Langdale Drive in Tickhill, went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court earlier this year and was found guilty of the same charge.

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Sgt John Taylor, from the serious collisions unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Radkiewicz’s family and loved ones, this has been a lengthy investigation and court process.

“The conviction and sentencing of these two men, whose dangerous and irresponsible actions caused the death of another road user and put communities at risk, will never undo the grief caused to Mr Radkiewicz’s family, but I hope that with the conclusion of legal proceedings they feel some sense of closure and justice for their loved one.”

Both men were jailed for seven years at a hearing at the crown court yesterday (Thursday) in relation to the crash on the morning of April 12, 2021.

Creber, formerly of Belvedere Parade, Bramley, was banned from driving for nine-and-a-half years, while Higgins was disqualified for six-and-a-half years. Both men will need to take an extended test to get back behind the wheel.