Skip to main content

Man sentenced for causing death by careless driving

News   •   Apr 09, 2018 15:48 BST

A man has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving after a fatal collision involving a member of the House of Lords.

Shortly after 18:00hrs on 16 November 2016, Thomas Taylor, Lord of Blackburn, was critically injured when his mobility scooter was in collision with a lorry on Millbank, close to the junction with Great College Road, SW1.

The 88-year-old peer died on 25 November 2016.

The Mercedes lorry was being driven by Kul Pandey, 56, (13.8.61) of Bedfont Lane. Feltham. Pandey stopped at the scene.

An investigation by detectives from the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) established that Pandey had failed to see Lord Taylor as he crossed Millbank on a zebra crossing.

Pandey was charged, and pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving at the Old Bailey on 20 March. He was sentenced on Monday, 9 April to 24 weeks' imprisonment suspended for two years, and 200 hours community service. He was also disqualified from driving for three years.

Lord Taylor's family said in a statement: "The family of the late Lord Taylor would like to thank the Metropolitan Police for their help, kindness and compassion shown throughout the last 18 months.

"No feelings of hatred or loathing will turn the clock back. We all have to try to move on with our lives."