A dentist from Hove has been banned from the road for a year after he admitted killing a motorcyclist.
Dan Roworth, 48, of Shirley Drive, Hove, was driving a white Mercedes CLS400 when he crashed into 59-year-old Simon Tofield, from Herstmonceux, who was riding a blue BMW K1600GT.
Mr Tofield died at the scene on the A22 at Little Horsted near Uckfield.
Roworth had been heading north along the road when he tried to do a U-turn between between the Little Horsted and Copwood roundabouts shortly before 8am on Thursday 21 July last year.
He pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.
And on Friday (10 February) he was banned from driving and given a 12-month community order to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
Lead investigator Sergeant Richard Hornsey, from the roads policing serious collision investigation unit, said: “This case highlights how a momentary lapse of judgment can have tragic consequences and affect the lives of so many people.
“All road users have a responsibility to ensure that the road is clear before they undertake any manoeuvre and they must take sufficient time to confirm that is the case.”
Roworth works for Mermaid Dental Care which has clinics in Lewes and Crowborough.
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