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5mph driver says he’ll ‘never be same man again’ after killing rugby player on notorious East Yorkshire road
2021-12-01 05:00:00
A driver who killed a motorcyclist on a notorious East Yorkshire road has avoided an immediate prison sentence after expressing genuine remorse for the incident. Clive Rowland, 47, was making a turn on a dangerous stretch of the infamous Garrowby Hill but had not seen oncoming motorcyclist Gavin Drewery. For the latest court news and headlines, click here. Mr Drewery, 34 at the time of his tragic death, was said to be travelling at around 60 mph when he struck Rowland's vehicle and was killed during the collision. Rowland pleaded guilty to the charge of death by careless or inconsiderate driving earlier this month and today avoided an immediate custodial sentence. Gavin Drewery was a keen rugby player and a much loved friend and family member (Image: Facebook) District Judge Passfield said that Rowland was already punishing himself more than any custodial sentence that she could pass. Rowland appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, November 30 for sentencing after pleading guilty to the charges earlier this month. He was accompanied in court by his brother, there were also eight members of Gavin Drewery's present for the sentencing and a member of the police who had responded to the incident. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. The facts of the case were laid out by defence representative Ben Hibbert, the court heard that Rowland was attempting to make a right turn off Garrowby Hill into Hill Top Farm on August 6, 2020. The court accepted that Rowland had performed all the necessary pre-checks before making the turn and had slowed to an appropriate speed. Mr Hibbert said: ““He slowed to around five mph as corroborated by the driver behind him and began to make the turn. “When he saw the bike approaching he did try and accelerate out of its path but his vehicle was unable to do so. “He remained at the scene and cooperated with the police throughout their investigation, he also pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. “Mr Rowland fully accepts that he is at fault, speaking to the writer of the pre-sentence report he said he feels he will never be the same man again. For the latest from the courts sign up below Your free Hull Courts newsletter We report from Hull's courts every week. So for the latest headlines and stories from Hull Crown and Magistrates Courts, subscribe to our free newsletter, sent out twice a week. It's free, easy and takes no time at all. Just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre. “The incident has had a significant impact on Mr Rowland and was one factor in the breakdown of his marriage. “He has consistently throughout about the impact of this incident on others, on the family of Mr Drewery to whom he has written letters expressing his remorse, on his own family and his children who have now experienced a breakdown in their parents' relationship. “There is clearly nothing that Mr Rowland can say or do to change what happened on that day and lessen the loss for Mr Drewery’s family. “He admitted at the first opportunity that he did not see Mr Drewery driving towards him and was at fa

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