Man Sentenced To Prison For Causing Death

September 19, 2023

Christian Sousa Matias was sentenced to prison time for causing the death of Allen Trott by careless driving.

The ruling said, “The Accused appears before this Court for sentence, having been convicted, upon his guilty pleas entered 3 April 2023, to a charge of causing death by careless driving contrary to 37A of the Road Traffic Act 1947 and to a charge of causing death while driving uninsured contrary to section 3 of the Motor Car Insurance [Third-Party Risks] Act 1943.

On Sunday 19 September 2021, the Accused was riding a motorcycle along South Road, Warwick in the area of Dunscombe Road. Having overtaken multiple vehicles, thereby trespassing into the westbound lane, the Accused collided into the Complainant, Mr. Allen Trott who was riding in a westerly direction heading to visit his father.

“The collision resulted from the Accused’s careless driving and proved fatal to Mr. Trott who succumbed to his death after 11 days of hospitalization for the multiple injuries he sustained.

“When the accident occurred, the Accused the motorcycle was uninsured.. More so, his motorcycle bore a false plate concealing the expiry of the correct plate and its lawful owner.”

In handing down the ruling, the document said, “Count 3: Causing Death while Driving Uninsured: 14 months imprisonment and 5 years disqualification from all vehicles.

“Count 6: Causing Death by Careless Driving: 18 months imprisonment and 5 years disqualification from all vehicles and 18 months of probation under section 70A of the Criminal Code.

“These sentences are to run concurrently and time spent in custody is to be taken into consideration.”

The full ruling follows below [PDF here]:

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