Gerald Cotter, man jailed 8 years after admitting death by dangerous driving

A man has been sent to jail for 8 years after he admitted killing a 23 year old man by dangerous driving.

Gerald Cotter, who is 49 years old was sentenced to 8 years today at the Old Bailey after he pleaded guilty.

He pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving, driving whilst uninsured, handling stolen goods and possession of a bladed weapon.

Arrest

Gerald was arrested after the car he was driving struck a motorcyclist on Orient Way in E10, on 30/11/2016.

The rider of the motorcycle, Kieron Fevrier, died of his injuries.

Family Statement

The family of Kieron released the following statement after the court hearing was concluded:

“The day Kieron was killed ended our family life as it was, Kieron was an intelligent, caring young man who at 23 was just beginning his life. We are serving a life sentence whilst the man responsible will be out before Kieron would have been 30.

“We miss Kieron everyday and don’t know how we will get by without him, as he was such a big part of our lives. He should have been setting up home with his girlfriend Emma this year and planning for their future. Cotter has robbed two young people of a promising life together.

“We thank the police for pursuing this case and our family liaison officer who has been an invaluable support.

“We only hope Cotter sees our beautiful boy’s face every time he closes his eyes. Kieron was a true blessing and a friend to everyone who knew him, he always saw the good in everyone! Something we will treasure forever.

“The careless stupid actions of one man who at 49 should have known better to have torn a family apart and robbed everyone of a truly wonderful human being.

“We will never forgive Cotter for his selfish actions on November, 30 2016.”

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