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Curtis McDonald’s family ‘disappointed’ at killer’s sentence

Curtis McDonald. Picture: Essex Police Curtis McDonald. Picture: Essex Police

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
2:24 PM

The “devastated” family of a man who died when he was struck by a van outside Brentwood railway station are “disappointed” at the sentence his killer received today.

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Curtis McDonald, 49, died after he was hit by a car outside Brentwood Railway Station on Thursday, December 6Curtis McDonald, 49, died after he was hit by a car outside Brentwood Railway Station on Thursday, December 6

Bricklayer Stuart Webb, 49, of Britannia Road, Warley, today was handed a 24-week suspended prison sentence at Basildon Crown Court for killing Mr McDonald in December 2012.

Mr McDonald, 49, of Junction Road, Warley, died shortly after being taken to Queen’s Hospital, Romford, because of the fatal injuries incurred in the crash.

Webb, who was arrested at the scene, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving last month.

In a statement, Mr Curtis’ family said: “We are disappointed with the sentencing. We accept that Stuart Webb admitted that he was guilty of causing the death of Curtis by careless driving.

“We now seek to move on, but Curtis will always be in our thoughts and prayers.”

The senior investigating officer, Det Insp Scott Egerton, said that Webb was speeding when he struck his victim.

He said: “Our investigation showed that Stuart Webb drove above the speed limit and failed to see Curtis as he crossed the road, leaving a family devastated by the loss of their loved one.

“Stuart Webb drove without due care and attention and will now pay the price for his decisions. This case must serve as a warning to all drivers to ensure that they drive below the speed limit and consider the hazards they may face on their journey.”

Webb’s sentence will be suspended for two years while he is under the supervision of the probation service. He was also disqualified from driving for two years.

Read more:

Bricklayer pleads guilty to killing Brentwood’s Curtis McDonald through careless driving

Tribute paid to a ‘true family man’ who died after he was in a collision with a car

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