Robin Settle jailed for causing death of sisters in Lincolnshire crash
- 18 September 2012
- From the section Lincolnshire
A man who admitted causing the death of two elderly sisters in a crash on a Lincolnshire road has been jailed.
Robin Settle, 56, of Cherry Walk, Boston, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court to two charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
Pamela Moore, 82, from Billingborough, and her sister Eileen Williams, 83, of Stafford, died following the collision on the A52 Donington in October 2011.
Settle, a contract cleaner, was sentenced to three years in prison.
The court heard that Settle was completely on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into an oncoming car driven by Pamela Moore, 82, on the A52 at Donington.
Mrs Moore, from Billingborough, and her sister Eileen Williams, 83, from Stafford, were cut from the wreckage on Bridge End Causeway but died after being taken to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.
Lincoln Crown Court heard the two sisters were returning from an evening playing bingo with front seat passenger Barbara Walton, who also suffered a broken sternum and internal bleeding during the collision in October last year.
Settle was returning to Boston from his work in Grantham when he overtook a line of three cars as he approached a sweeping left-hand bend, the court was told.
The jury heard that one of the cars braked to allow Settle the chance to pull in behind a lorry but he continued to overtake even when Mrs Moore's headlights appeared.
Settle pleaded guilty to two charges of causing death by dangerous driving on 28 October last year.
He was also banned from driving for five years and ordered to take an extended re-test.
Passing sentence, Judge Michael Heath made it clear Mrs Moore was in no way to blame for the collision.