Ambulance driver found guilty of causing death over fatal crash

Court news.
Court news.

An ambulance driver has been found guilty of causing death by driving without due care and attention after crashing into a ditch near Sibsey.

Garth Green, 63, of Nelson Way, Grimsby, was driving 75 year-old Margaret Allsop from her home in Sutton-on-Sea to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital on December 10, 2012, when the ambulance left the road and landed in a ditch near Sibsey.

Mrs Allsop died of head and chest injuries sustained in the collision.

Yesterday (March 12) Green was found guilty at Boston Magistrates’ Court of causing death by driving without due care and attention.

He was sentenced to 180 hours of community service, ordered to pay £1,000 towards prosecution costs and the £60 victim surcharge and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Mrs Allsop’s family said: “Mum will be very sadly missed but we are satisfied with today’s outcome and want to express our thanks to the investigating team and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service).”