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Man sentenced after admitting to causing death by careless driving on the A404 Marlow Bypass

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Aylesbury Crown Court.

A man has been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment after admitting to causing death by careless driving on the A404 Marlow Bypass.

On Monday 11th September 2017, at Aylesbury Crown Court, Bayonle Kayode, aged 29, of Warpole Road, Slough was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to carry out 280 hours of unpaid community service and pay a £1,000 fine. Kayode was disqualified from driving for two years and will have to take an extended retest at the end of this period if he wants to renew his driving licence.

At a hearing held on Tuesday 15th August 2017 Mr Kayode pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by careless driving after being served a summons to court on Thursday 22nd June 2017.

Mr Kayode was driving his Honda Accord southbound along the A404 Marlow Bypass at about 1.30pm on Monday 12th September 2016 when his vehicle was in collision with a VW Beetle, which in turn collided with the rear of VW Sharan.

43 year old Janice Swain, the driver of the VW Beetle, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but sadly later died of her injuries.

A passenger travelling in the VW Beetle was also taken to hospital but thankfully recovered from their injuries.

Investigating officer, PC Sandra Terry of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘This collision could have been avoided had Bayonle Kayode been paying attention to the road, however he failed to notice that the traffic ahead of him was slowing down and thus collided with a VW Beetle.

Kayode admitted to careless driving, which resulted in Janice Swain losing her life. He will have this on his conscience for the rest of his life.

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