Death crash driver had no licence

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UNLICENSED driver William Moon has admitted causing the death of a cyclist following a tragic collision on a Sunderland road.

Despite having no right to be on the roads, Moon was behind the wheel when his Renault Megane collided with Lee Anthony Davison.

Mr Davison, 31, suffered head injuries and a cardiac arrest. He was later pronounced dead at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Moon, 54, was arrested and investigations revealed he did not have a driving licence despite regularly driving to work.

The incident happened on January 25, when Mr Davison, who is believed to have worked for a company that provides cleaning services for Nissan, had been riding along Cherry Blossom Way, near the plant, at 10pm to begin a shift.

His bike was then involved in the crash with Moon’s vehicle.

Moon, of Chelmsford Square, Hylton Castle, Sunderland, had been giving a colleague a lift home from work following a shift at Gestamp UK at nearby Stephenson Industrial Estate.

Moon yesterday admitted causing death while unlicensed at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

He is due to be sentenced on Friday.

The offence of driving while unlicensed does not require proof of any fault in the standard of driving.