@magnificent-geoffrey – I agree. I’m amazed that something like this hasn’t made some sort of news before now. Frank is a truly lovely bloke and I can’t imagine him doing something silly like this. I don’t really want to believe it.
Its a horrible tale, that someone’s life is taken so needlessly, and just goes to show that cars, no matter the speeds, can do horrendous harm and it doesn’t matter if the driver is a nice guy or not, sadly.
If found guilty he’s looking at some serious jail time. Its Death by Dangerous Driving, which is up to 14years in prison,
“A person who causes the death of another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place is guilty of an offence.” – Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as substituted by section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1991))
Check out the Relevant sentencing section of the link, and look for R vs Knox, which looks a pretty similar case , “sentencing judge said that the use of the mobile phone created a significant risk of danger in accordance with level 1 of the guidelines “
At this moment, he is Innocent until proven guilty (of the charges) but it doesn’t look good for Wrathall at all, but its insignificant at the end of the day as someone died.