Officer jailed for killing teen; POLICE.
Hayley Adamson, 16, was sent flying through the air and died instantly when she was hit by Pc John Dougal's powerful Volvo estate car on a 30mph stretch of road in a residential area of Newcastle's
West End last May. The 41-year-old officer was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving following a five-day trial at Newcastle Crown Court.
Retired police inspector and police driving standards expert Gordon Robertson said he "could not imagine" a situation where Dougal should have accelerated to such a speed, without his blue lights or siren, as he was about to enter a residential area..
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Apr 9, 2009|
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