A MAN who lost control of his vehicle driving at speeds over 100mph and killed his passenger has been jailed for 12 years and handed a lengthy driving ban.
Joshua Hawksworth-Robinson, of Trinity Road in Bridlington, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and given a 10-year driving ban at Hull Crown Court on Monday (September 25) after he pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving whilst disqualified and causing death by driving whilst uninsured.
Hawksworth-Robinson lost control of his vehicle at more than 100mph on the B1253 High Street in Langtoft on Sunday July 24, 2022 - killing a passenger, the court heard.
Following the result at court, Police Sergeant Rob Mazingham, from Humberside Police's Serious Collision Unit said: “I’d like to start by saying a huge thank you to all officers involved in this case who worked tirelessly to bring an extremely dangerous driver to justice.
“Driving 104mph in a 60mph limit, Hawksworth-Robinson was a disqualified driver, uninsured and under the influence of drugs, leading him to lose control and collide with a tree, recklessly killing his front-seat passenger.
“He himself suffered serious, life changing injuries, but that did not stop him discharging himself to evade police for fear of being arrested.
“It was because of the hard work and tenacity of the officers involved that we were able to swiftly detain Hawksworth-Robinson where he subsequently cooperated, leading to him pleading guilty for all offences.
“Whilst the result at court does not take away pain and suffering inflicted on the victim’s family, I do hope it will give them some comfort in knowing he is behind bars and off the roads so he cannot bring such tragedy onto another family.
“We encourage our communities to report any road traffic offences and dangerous driving to us by calling our non-emergency number 101 or 999 in an emergency, when safe to do so, to help hold reckless and dangerous drivers to account.”
Anyone can also submit video evidence of driving offences that you or other members of the public have witnessed via the police force's online reporting tool called Op Snap.
"Op Snap allows us to effectively deal with the footage recorded by members of the public in a safe and secure way, helping us to progress investigations. We have a determined and robust approach to policing the roads and we’ll take every opportunity to make them safer for everyone," a Humberside Police spokesperson said.