Visually impaired driver jailed after fatal collision
Author: Joe Ayling
A driver in the West Midlands has been sentenced to three years in jail for killing a pedestrian he could not see due to his low vision, reported local press.
According to The Express and Star, driver Peter Scriven’s Nissan car struck 65-year-old pedestrian Arthur Fletcher, who was thrown onto the other carriageway and killed in Dudley last December.
The report from Wolverhampton Crown Court said Scriven, 60, was blind in one eye and had reduced sight in the other but had not been for an eye exam or disclosed his condition to the DVLA. He could not read a registration number more than three metres away when tested.
Scriven pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was also given a three-and-a-half-year driving ban.