Driver jailed for death crash role

A TAKEAWAY delivery driver working illegally in the UK has been jailed after a speeding motorcyclist crashed into a car and died.

Duran Candir, 31, had never passed a driving test and took his brother’s car without permission before Ian Fallowfield smashed into the vehicle.

Mr Fallowfield, 28, who police said was three times over the drink drive limit and had been smoking cannabis, had been riding his Suzuki GSXR at around 76mph in a 30mph zone, Doncaster Crown Court was told.

He died at the scene from serious neck injuries before paramedics arrived.

Carl Fitch, prosecuting, said Candir had been earning cash from a job at the Edlington Grill takeaway where he usually worked behind the counter.

The defendant had been asked to complete deliveries because of staff shortages on the evening of June 20 last year.

Turkish-born Candir was turning into Broomhouse Lane, Edlington, from Bernard Road on his way back to the shop when Mr Fallowfield, who was overtaking a car on the wrong side of the road, ploughed into the Ford Fiesta the defendant was driving.

Candir, of Lothian Road, Intake, had told his employer he had a UK driving licence.

He was jailed for 18 months after he admitted causing death by driving without a licence and insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.

Christopher Attwooll, mitigating said Candir had not been driving dangerously or carelessly.

He added: “It is possible, if not probable, that an accident would have happened because of the way Ian Fallowfield was driving.

“When it came to the accident Mr Candir did nothing wrong over and above being there.”

Judge Peter Kelson QC said Candir’s driving did not cause the crash but said the married father of one should not have been on the road.

He added experienced drivers would not have been able to avoid Mr Fallowfield.

Candir was also banned from driving for five years.