In July this year, an 18 year old youth called
Ryan Batt was fatally knocked down in Shinfield by teenage motorist Timon Douglin in June last year.
Douglin had denied knowing he hit Mr Batt during the collision but judge John Reddihough dismissed the claim after evidence proved Mr Batt’s head hit the windscreen in front of the steering wheel before he was thrown into the garden of 156 Shinfield Road.
The Whitley youth, of Upper Meadow Road, claimed he was swerving to miss a fox when he lost control of the vehicle, which was travelling at 60mph in a 40mph zone in a car he had taken without permission.
Douglin was not insured either.
Following the collision Douglin got out of his car, picked up the mangled bumper and headlight that were lying next to one of his victim’s shoes and drove off.