A motorcyclist who was pulling high speed wheelies before he hit and killed a cyclist as she crossed the road, has been jailed for two years.
David Staley was seen riding his Honda motorcycle at speed along Middleton Boulevard, in Nottingham, moments before he struck cyclist Sally Shalloe as she crossed the road at around 7.30am on 21 April last year.
Mrs Shalloe died shortly after the collision, in which Staley was seriously injured. Staley was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, and immediately disqualified from driving. He pleaded guilty to the charge at Nottingham Crown Court, the Nottingham Post reports.
At his sentencing, he was told he would be disqualified from driving for five years following his release,and will have to re-take his driving test. He had been travelling in excess of the 40mph speed limit at the time of collision and was unable to stop in time when he saw Mrs Shalloe crossing the road. He has no memory of the crash due to brain injury.
Detective Sergeant Ged Hazelwood, of the East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Staley's riding behaviour on that morning is absolutely inexplicable. It was idiotic, dangerous and ultimately fatal.
"The impact Sally's death has had on her family has been dreadful. To have to come to terms with the death of a loved one because of one individual's stupidity and selfishness is unimaginable."
Middleton Boulevard is a heavily-trafficked ring road to the West of Nottingham city centre. It carries a 40mph speed limit.