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Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by BWard on Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:14 pm

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/412312/Race-star-Frank-Wrathall-killed-cyclist-as-he-chatted-on-phone

Not the first time any BTCC driver could be imprisoned, ex-racer Russell Spence was jailed for 13 months in November 2011 for an apparent car-wash related fraud.


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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Metro 6r4 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:26 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/412312/Race-star-Frank-Wrathall-killed-cyclist-as-he-chatted-on-phone

Not the first time any BTCC driver could be imprisoned, ex-racer Russell Spence was jailed for 13 months in November 2011 for an apparent car-wash related fraud.
Wow. Just...Wow.Shocked  A driver who thought would have been a potential champion is probably never going to get this chance again, very careless for a touring car driver though.
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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Cynon on Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:41 pm

As a cyclist, I want the worst for him. Seriously, nothing pisses me off more than idiots who talk on their phones when driving. It shows a ridiculous lack of respect for the safety of others.

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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Mystrsyko on Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:52 pm

If that happened in the US, with the same degree of evidence and all, a good lawyer could probably get him out of it with probation or perhaps a 6 month jail sentance.
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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:38 pm

Mystrsyko wrote:If that happened in the US, with the same degree of evidence and all, a good lawyer could probably get him out of it with probation or perhaps a 6 month jail sentance.

And this is why I prefer the UK justice system. There is no way he should avoid jail time. I liked Wrathall, but there is no excuse for it. What a fool.
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Post by bigdc48 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:26 pm

Cynon wrote:As a cyclist, I want the worst for him. Seriously, nothing pisses me off more than idiots who talk on their phones when driving. It shows a  ridiculous lack of respect for the safety of others.

Amen.
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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Mystrsyko on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:16 pm

Sorry, 6 months would be too harsh for Wrathall. At least according to how this case played out:

http://www.streetsblog.org/2009/11/23/charles-diez-gets-120-days-for-shooting-cyclist-in-the-head/
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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Milan655 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:56 pm

Very stupid of him, not sure he deserves too serious a sentence but nonetheless he doesn't deserve any less.
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Post by PYLrulz on Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:05 pm

It's one thing if you are out on the open highway with little traffic around.

But with people that could be around?!? That type of situation?!?

Whatever he gets, he deserves it.
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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Ben Atkins on Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:58 pm

He doesn't deserve to race in the BTCC, honestly. I know half the time it's a wreckfest, but if you can't be careful on the public roads then you shouldn't be a race car driver.

I agree with PYL on this one, he deserves what's coming to him.

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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by RACECAR on Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:33 pm

Cynon wrote:As a cyclist, I want the worst for him. Seriously, nothing pisses me off more than idiots who talk on their phones when driving. It shows a  ridiculous lack of respect for the safety of others.

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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by BWard on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:14 am

Bumping this thread for BREAKING NEWS:

Frank Wrathall has been sentenced to 21 months in Prison after pleading guilty to Careless Driving, when he killed a cyclist while driving a van on the phone to his girlfriend on the 3rd of May, 2012.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112452
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Post by RyanB06 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:53 am

Wow. They really threw the book at him.
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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by BWard on Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:01 pm

I've also changed the Thread name to represent the current situation.
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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Ben Atkins on Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:42 pm

Wow. He pleaded guilty as well. Had he not pleaded guilty, the sentence would have been worse.

I'm glad it turned out this way, though.

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Re: Frank Wrathall jailed for killing cyclist

Post by Cynon on Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:01 pm

Should have thrown the book a little harder at him.

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