Carlisle Pensioner Given Suspended Sentence After Causing Death By Dangerous Driving

By Rachael Grealish

A Carlisle pensioner has been given a suspended sentence for causing death by dangerous driving in 2019.

75-year-old Samin Khan has today, Wednesday May 19, been given a suspended sentenced for eight months, at Carlisle Crown Court, following charges of death by careless driving and failing to stop following a collision.

Khan, of Scaleby Hill, Carlisle pleaded guilty at a previous hearing and today, along with the suspended sentence has been been disqualified from driving and has a curfew between 8pm and 6am.

The court heard that on Sunday, April 27 2019, at around 7:30pm Khan was driving his Mercedes on the A69 eastbound, at Warwick-on-Eden he was involved in a collision with a pedestrian, Robert Wilson.

Khan briefly stopped at the scene and looked at Mr Wilson who was on the floor before returning to his vehicle and driving off.

Mr Khan returned around one hour later and was arrested at the scene.

The pedestrian, Robert Wilson aged 75 from Carlisle was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary but sadly died on the April 29, 2019, from his injuries.

Sergeant Callum Young, of Cumbria Police’s Mobile Support Group, said: “This was a tragic collision that resulted in the death of Mr Wilson. Our thoughts today are with the victim of this incident and his family.”

In tribute to Mr Wilson his family said: “Rab was a devoted and dearly loved husband, a very much loved older brother and uncle who is still missed every day, and did not deserve what happened to him by a man who should have known better.

“We want to thank the two officers who have supported us through the two years this has taken to come to court”