A dangerous driver from Colchester caused a crash and left a woman to die in the road.
On August 27, 2020, 23-year-old David Jankovic, of Hakewill Way, Colchester, Essex, failed to give way at the junction in Avon Way in Colchester.
He was travelling at speed, and crashed into a silver Audi A3.
At the point of impact the front passenger door of the Audi open and the passenger, 39-year-old Linda Franklin, fell from the vehicle into the path of the other vehicle.
Mr Jankovic didn’t stop, and instead drove off following the accident.
Essex Police were later contacted to reports of a damaged silver Audi abandoned in Davey Close.
The driver had left the vehicle, and subsequent checks by police found that the owner was indeed Mr Jankovic.
He was arrested in Sudbury, Suffolk, the next day, and was subsequently charged with causing death by dangerous driving and sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday (February 23).
Investigating officer Detective Constable Martyn Wells, of Essex Police‘s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “David Jankovic’s reckless actions led to the death of Linda Franklin.
“Not only was his driving dangerous but after Linda had fallen out of the vehicle, he didn’t even stop to see if she was okay.
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“Instead, he left her to die in the road.
“He is clearly a danger to other road users and will spend the foreseeable future behind bars.
“No sentence will ever bring Linda back but I hope this result will help [her family] to move forward.”
Mr Janvonik was jailed for four years and two months, banned from driving for seven years, and will be forced to take an extended re-test.