A Sussex man has been charged with killing a pedestrian. Douglas Kennedy, 59, was speeding at 70mph in a 40mph zone when he hit Trevor Campbell, also 59. Campbell was walking to his work as a porter at Lancing College when Kennedy hit him.
Kennedy of Littlehampton in West Sussex admitted to causing his death due to his reckless driving. As a result of this, he received 150 hours of community service at Hove Crown Court. On top of this, Kennedy must pay costs of £1,800 and an additional £85 of victim surcharge. He will also be banned from driving for a year.
Campbell died at the scene of the collision on the A27 back in February 2017.
Sergeant Alan Spicer of the Surrey and Sussex serious collision investigation unit condemned Kennedy’s rashness. He saw this event as being symbolic of the need to abide by the laws of the road: “This tragic event, which deprived a family of a husband, father and grandfather, is a timely reminder of why speed limits are in place.”
Spicer reminded people of the very real consequences that can occur as a result of thoughtless driving: “They are there for a reason, and the conviction of Mr Kennedy should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who drives that stretch of road concerning the real consequences of speeding.”