Widower of crash victim: ‘Driver has shown no remorse to my family’
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The widower of Desreen Brooks has criticised the driver that mowed her down in 2012 for showing no “true signs of remorse or consideration”.
Ben Brooks-Dutton released a statement on his blog on Wednesday following Geoffrey Lederman’s conviction for causing death by dangerous driving.
Mr Brooks-Dutton set up the blog, which deals with the issue of grief, in the wake of his wife’s death and also wrote a book released earlier this year.
In his statement, he wrote: “At no time have we – my family and I – been shown any true signs of remorse or consideration through the defendant’s approach to this trial.
“The process and timescale of this trial, I believe, were lengthened and made more complex and painful by the sheer number of obstacles placed in the way of the prosecution.”
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Mr Brooks-Dutton, who has a four-year-old son, also appealed to the public to get elderly friends or relatives off the road if they have any concerns about their driving.
He wrote: “I appeal to you all to do something about it before it’s too late.
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“And when considering their potential risk on the road, it should not be about the manner with which they have generally operated a vehicle under low-stress conditions over a number of decades, but rather the response rates that they are likely to be able to apply when something actually goes wrong.”
To read Mr Brooks-Dutton’s full statement, click here.