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Erith driver jailed for 32 months after killing motorcyclist in Farningham

PUBLISHED: 16:09 13 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:09 13 January 2016

David Hullett

David Hullett

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David Hullett, 56, of Northumberland Park, failed to adhere to a ‘no right turn’ sign and collided with Alan Bramson in April

A man who ignored a ‘no right turn’ sign and killed a motorcyclist in Farningham has been jailed for two years and eight months.

David Hullett, 56, of Northumberland Park, Erith, failed to adhere to the sign and collided with a motorcycle travelling on the A20 Main Road at 11.55am on April 10.

The motorcyclist – Alan Bramson, 52, from Orpington – was thrown from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Maidstone Crown Court heard how Mr Bramson was travelling along Main Road in the direction of the Swanley interchange when Hullett’s silver Citroen Xsara Picasso pulled out in front of him.

The collision was witnessed by a number of other motorists and Hullett was arrested at the scene.

He later pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed on Friday, with his sentence also including a five-year driving ban.

Investigating officer PC David Jeeves of Kent Police’s serious collision investigation unit said: “This was a tragic incident that will weigh on David Hullett’s conscience for the rest of his life.

“This case demonstrates the importance of recognising road signs and following the Highway Code, which exists to keep us all safe.

“Because Hullett turned right when he shouldn’t have, he caused a collision that has had a devastating impact on everyone involved – himself included.

“Our thoughts remain with Mr Bramson’s loved ones and hope the outcome of the investigation provides them with some small comfort.”

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