Curfew, ban and fine for mum who caused death of teacher in motorbike accident

Laura Wight leaving an earlier court hearing.
Laura Wight leaving an earlier court hearing.

A mum who admitted causing the death by careless driving of a young teacher who was flung from a motorbike has avoided jail.

Laura Alicyn Wright, 33, pulled out into the path of a motorcycle after failing to spot it on Heworth Road, Washington.

Motorcyclist Gary Dodd was unable to avoid Wright’s Vauxhall Meriva, and both he and his girlfriend Gemma Kay, were thrown from the machine by the impact.

Ms Wright was sentenced to a five-month 5.30pm to 6am tagged curfew at Sunderland Magistrates' Court this morning.

She was also given a 12-month driving ban, and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge, £150 criminal court charge and £85 costs.

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