Driver jailed for five years over Greasbrough death crash

By David Parker | 07/03/2019

Driver jailed for five years over Greasbrough death crash

A MOTORIST who crashed his souped-up Toyota into an elderly motorist while driving at excessive speed has been jailed for five years for causing his death by dangerous driving.

Jack Davenport (23), of Park View, Greasbrough, was speeding on Car Hill, which has a 40mph limit, when he crashed his modified Toyota Starlet into a red Toyota Yaris which had Philip Rodney Harper (72) in the front passenger seat on December 22, 2017.

Mr Harper died from his injuries four days after the crash.

His widow, Patricia Harper, who was pulling out of Barbot Hill Road when the collision occured, was seriously injured.

Judge Jeremy Richardson jailed Davenport for five years at Sheffield Crown Court today and banned him from driving for six-and-a-half years.

Judge Richardson said: “You were coming along that carriageway at excessive speed.

“You careered into the side of Mrs Harper’s vehicle, causing her serious injury and the death of Mr Harper.

“It’s a miracle there were no further grievous injuries as a result of your deplorable driving.”


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