A man has been jailed after causing a fatal collision in Manchester City Centre
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Today (Thursday 26 August 2021) at Manchester Crown Court, Calinton Martin Campbell, (23/07/1978), of Burnage Lane, Manchester, was jailed for seven years and disqualified from driving for nine years and four months after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a seven day trial.
The court heard that on the 4 July 2019, shortly before midnight, 66-year-old Victoria Munnich was crossing the road on Kingsway with her partner close to the junction with Burnage Hall Road, when Campbell, who was speeding along the road on his motorbike at 75mph struck Victoria causing her to be thrown to the nearside pavement. Victoria tragically died from her injuries at the scene.
Following the collision, Campbell was tested by officers for drugs and alcohol and after analysis of his blood sample, was found to be over the legal limit for cannabis.
Lead Investigator Sergeant Philip Shaw, of GMPs Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: " Campbell drove that night with a complete disregard for other people's safety, which ultimately led to Victoria tragically losing her life causing immense pain and suffering to her family.
"I hope that Campbell's time in prison is spent reflecting upon the extremely poor decisions he made that night, which will have a lasting effect on Victoria's family and friends and our thoughts are very much with them today.
"GMPs Serious Collision Investigation Unit is committed to investigating and bringing to justice those who cause injury and death through driving dangerously and I hope todays sentence sends out a strong message that this type of crime will never be tolerated".