Man Who Failed To Stop At A Traffic Light And Killed A Motorcyclist Has Been Jailed

Kurt Sammon was jailed for seven years and disqualifies from driving for 13.5 years after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. Sammon was the driver of a red Ford Transit van when he hit a 30-year-old motorcyclist, Louis McGovern in 2019.

The court heard that while the motorcyclist was travelling through the junction of the A555 and Macclesfield Road, Sammon contravened a red traffic light and collided with him.

Police Constable Suzanne Keenan of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sammon drove with a blatant disregard for the safety of other road users and this ultimately led to a young man losing his life.”

“Sammon has failed to take any responsibility for his actions and despite the overwhelming evidence against him he has failed to admit his guilt, further drawing out the pain and suffering of Louis’ family, friends and loved ones.”

“I can only hope that as he undertakes his custodial sentence the true gravity of his actions and the lasting effect it will have on all those involved will sink in. Louis innocently lost his life that day and thoughts are firm with his family and I hope today’s sentence will go some way “towards helping them grieve and coming to terms with their loss.”


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