Man jailed for fatal hit and run

A man has been jailed for 7 and a half years after killing a cyclist in Darlaston in 2017.

Kade Scrivens, 24, collided with Nichloas Harrison, 59, who was cycling on Midland Road, Darlaston at 3am on 22 November 2017.

He failed to stop at the scene and the critically injured man was found later by passers-by. Mr Harrison died at the scene.

Kade Scrivens was driving at excessive speeds when he lost control of his car and veered onto the wrong side of the road before colliding with Mr Harrison. He parked the damaged car on a side road and removed the rear number plate. He attempted to evade the police but handed himself in on the 24 November.

Following a guilty plea on 3 January for causing death by dangerous driving, he was jailed for 7 and a half years and will be disqualified from driving for 3 years following his sentence.

West Midlands Police confirmed that Mr Harrison had been using the lights on his bike and wore a high visibility sash when the collision happened.

Sergeant Paul Hughes from West Midlands Police Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“Nicholas Harrison had done nothing wrong and was purely heading home from work as he did on a regular basis. Whilst Kade Scrivens has admitted the offence this will never bring back a life and I can only hope that the sentence offers some comfort to his family and friends.”

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