Worthing lorry driver sentenced for causing death by careless driving

Cary Gordon was sentenced for causing death by careless driving
Cary Gordon was sentenced for causing death by careless driving

A WORTHING lorry driver has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving.

Cary Gordon, 49, of Marine Parade, Worthing, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Monday (February 27) to six months’ imprisonment following a collision on the A24 in January, 2011, in which Christopher Alderton, 30, from Suffolk, died.

Gordon, who pleaded guilty, was working as a recovery driver when a Nissan Micra driven by Mr Alderton was in collision with his Renault truck at 6.40pm on the A24 at Dial Post.

Gordon’s truck was stopped at the time of the accident.

Mr Alderton was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with head injuries and later transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath, where he remained until his death.

The family of Christopher Alderton said: “Nothing will ever bring Christopher back and he will be eternally missed by all those who knew and loved him.

“This type of junction has a history of accidents.

“How many more people have to die before action is taken.

“The loss of Christopher will be with us for the rest of our lives. We do not want another family to suffer in this dreadful way.”

Sergeant Clare Kenward from Haywards Heath Road Policing Unit said: “All road fatalities are tragic and our sympathies are with Christopher’s family and friends, who have waited a year for closure.”

Gordon was also banned from driving for 12 months.

The Herald was in court on Monday, for a full report from the sentencing pick up your copy of the Worthing Herald tomorrow (Thursday, March 1).