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Crash took place on A30 between Hook and Old Basing
A FORMER GP, aged 90, has been sentenced today for causing the death of a Hook man by driving on the wrong side of a dual carriageway.
Turner Waddell travelled for nearly a mile on the A30 between Water End and Hatch on March 11 last year, before he collided head-on with another car.
Neil Colquhoun, 28, of Birch Grove, Hook, suffered severe chest injuries and died at the scene.
Winchester Crown Court heard how Waddell, of Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl, had poor eyesight and was confused prior to the crash. He was sentenced to nine months, suspended for two years.
After the hearing Mr Colquhoun’s family called for a change in the law to re-test elderly drivers.
For more on this story, see The Gazette on Monday.