30-year-old James Lee of Swinton has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and was disqualified from driving for 3 years and 9 months, after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. 27-year-old Scott Hope died from multiple injuries after a collision around 4.20pm on Saturday 20 December 2014.
Scott was riding his motorcycle along the clockwise carriageway of the M60 at junction 6, when he was overtaken by a red car travelling at speed in lane two of three. Scott then pulled in to lane three and lost control after colliding with a black Seat Leon Cupra, which was also travelling at speed in lane 3.
The driver of the Seat, James Lee, was subsequently arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Sergeant Paul Higgins of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit has remarked “Lee was travelling over 125 miles per hour as he overtook Scott on his motorcycle, who was also travelling at high speed. Scot lost control and sadly lost his life just five days before Christmas”.
Mr. Higgins also went on to say “A collision such as this highlights the dangers involved with driving at high speed on public roads”.