Death By Dangerous Or Careless Driving
A person who causes the death of another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously or careless driving on the road or in a public place is guilty of an offence.
This is when the standard of careless driving falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver, and it would be obvious to another careful and competent driver that this would be dangerous. This will also be the same if the vehicle is faulty, and it is obvious that driving the vehicle in such a state would be dangerous.
A person who causes the death of another person without due care or attention, or without reasonable consideration for another person using the road or place is guilty of an offence.
This is when the standard of the driver falls below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver. Consideration will be given to the circumstances of which the defendant could be expected to be aware and circumstances shown to have been within the knowledge of the defendant.
If you or someone you know, have been charged with any of these offences, contact our expert solicitors who will represent you and advise you further.