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Man jailed over fatal crash despite not driving in a landmark case

Man jailed over fatal crash despite not driving in a landmark case

A man has been jailed after ignoring advice to replace worn tyres after his vehicle was involved in an incident on wet roads.

Harry Reynolds, the owner of the vehicle, was a passenger at the time of the crash in which another driver died.

However, he had previously been told by an MOT centre that his rear tyres were near the legal limit.

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Mr Reynolds’ friend, TJ Sam Quirke was driving at the time of the incident, and the court was told that he was driving “aggressively”, before over-correcting the steering…

This meant that the tyres couldn't grip on the wet road, and the Mercedes veered into oncoming traffic before colliding head-on with another vehicle.

Experts believe the Mercedes should never have been on the road in the state it was and that the combination of the tyres, wet weather, and dangerous driving caused the fatal incident.

The case set a legal precedent since there are no previous examples of this specific offence.

Reynolds was sentenced to 2 and a half years in prison and banned from driving for 4 years and 3 months.

It’s a stark reminder of the importance of ensuring the safety of vehicles in your fleet before anyone drives them through regular servicing, MOTs, and safety checks.

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