Suspended sentence after Kesgrave RTC
A woman has been sentenced to a suspended jail sentence following a collision where a Kesgrave man was killed.
34 year old Lisa Mickelsen of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk was sentenced to a six month jail sentence, suspended for two years on Friday 30 April 2021 following a collision in June 2019.
On Friday 7 June 2019 just after 7pm, officers from Suffolk Police were called to a serious road traffic collision on Bell Lane in Kesgrave between an Audi A6 and a Honda 125 motorcycle.
Craig Bedford, a 37-year-old father-of-two, from Quebec Drive in Kesgrave, was the rider of the Honda motorcycle, died in hospital following the collision.
The Audi driver Lisa Mickelsen, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on 12 March 2021 and pleaded guilty to causing the death of Craig Bedford by careless driving.
An investigation by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Suffolk Police found that Lisa Mickelsen was on Foxhall Road turning right onto Bell Lane. In doing so her vehicle collided with the oncoming motorcycle being ridden by Craig Bedford. Mr Bedford was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries.
Sergeant Barry Abbott from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Suffolk Police said: "Nothing can make up for the loss of Mr Bedford and our thoughts remain with Mr Bedford’s family and friends. Collisions like this ruin so many lives. Sadly, such is their vulnerability, motorcyclists are disproportionally seriously injured or as in this case tragically killed. As the roads, particularly now are getting busier, we have a collective responsibility to look out for one another on the roads and stay safe.”
Mickelsen also has to complete 150 hours unpaid work and has been disqualified from driving for 18 months.