Curfew and driving ban for heavy truck driver who killed “incredible” woman – .
fr24news– A grieving mother tearfully recounted in court the grief her family endures daily after the death of her “incredible” 24-year-old daughter.
Courtney Davies was killed in a collision involving four vehicles on the A15 at Bishop Norton, north of Caenby Corner, on December 14 last year.
County Durham truck driver Anthony Alderson appeared before Lincoln magistrates on Wednesday to plead guilty to causing death by reckless driving.
The 67-year-old was driving a Mercedes LGV northbound towards Scunthorpe in the dark around 5:30 p.m.
Prosecutor Marie Stace said: “Mr. Alderson, in order to give more room to a heavy truck approaching from the south, crossed the roadway.
“The heavy-duty tractor and the side wheels of the trailer then dropped off the pavement onto the edge of the grass. “
As he attempted to get the truck completely back on the road, it swerved from the center line in the carriageway heading south, colliding first with a Renault Clio and then Courtney’s MG.
A witness traveling behind Alderson in a BMW, also involved in the collision, captured the incident on dashcam footage. He told police the truck was traveling in the 50 mph speed limit and had no concerns previously about Alderson’s driving style.
Courtney died at the scene, the other three drivers were slightly injured.
Courtney, who was due to move in with her boyfriend this year, attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Horncastle before earning a degree in Events Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
She worked at Disneyland in Orlando.
Her mother Ginny Davies was emotional as she read a personal statement from the victim on behalf of her family, including her husband Trevor and twin daughters Amy and Emma.
She said: “Courtney’s bright future has been taken away from her, leaving a void in our family that can never be filled. Whatever the outcome today, our grief will last a lifetime.
“We are desperately trying to hold on to the many happy memories we have of our darling daughter – that’s all we have of our amazing Courtney. “
Ms. Davies added: “It has changed our lives forever. We suffer from grief every day.
“Courtney was a big part of us and that part died with her. “
Chris Hopkins, mitigating, said: “The first thing Mr. Alderson wants me to do is offer his sincere condolences to the family. Tony expressed his extreme sadness and remorse.
“He accepts having misjudged and gone too far to the left. “
Mr Hopkins said his client had been a truck driver since he was 24 and had a valid driver’s license despite driving 900 miles per week.
Alderson, of Warwick Place, Peterlee, was banned from driving for three years and had a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew for six months.
He was ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of £ 95 and costs of £ 85.
The court heard that he had not driven a truck since the collision and had subsequently retired.
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