Man admits causing death of teenager Mikey Maguire by careless driving

Bournemouth Echo: Mikey Maguire Mikey Maguire

A MAN has admitted causing death by careless driving following a crash that killed a Poole teenager.

Joshua Sadler, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge at Bournemouth Crown Court and is due to return on January 27 to be sentenced.

Sadler, of Fleet Court, Poole, was given bail until the sentence hearing.

The charge relates to a crash at Huntick Road, Lytchett Matravers, which happened on February 8 last year.

Mikey Maguire, 19, from Upton, was killed when the car he was travelling in with Sadler, a close friend of his, came off the road and struck a tree.

It was just a few days before his 20th birthday.

The collision happened at around 10pm on the rural road, close to the entrance of Huntick Farm Caravan Park, when the silver Renault Clio left the carriageway on a bend and ploughed across the bank.

Mikey, a former student at Wareham Middle School and the Purbeck School in Wareham, died at the scene. His family had moved to Poole from Birmingham in 2004.

Tributes poured in after Mikey’s death from his family and friends and, in the months since the crash, Mikey’s mum Allison Jarman set up Mikey’s Foundation.

The foundation aims to promote road safety and to lower the speed limit at Huntick Road.

Fundraising events have already taken place, including a bike ride.

Campaigners are hoping to get the speed limit lowered from 60mph to 40mph.

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12:32am Sat 11 Jan 14

Katy1967 says...

Give him some credit - at least he pleaded guilty rather than put the family through the stress of a more lengthy trial. Sympathy to the family of Mikey.
Give him some credit - at least he pleaded guilty rather than put the family through the stress of a more lengthy trial. Sympathy to the family of Mikey. Katy1967

1:25am Sat 11 Jan 14

sturman says...

Katy1967 wrote:
Give him some credit - at least he pleaded guilty rather than put the family through the stress of a more lengthy trial. Sympathy to the family of Mikey.
Also he has to live with the fact that he killed his friend, he'll be reminded of it every day.
[quote][p][bold]Katy1967[/bold] wrote: Give him some credit - at least he pleaded guilty rather than put the family through the stress of a more lengthy trial. Sympathy to the family of Mikey.[/p][/quote]Also he has to live with the fact that he killed his friend, he'll be reminded of it every day. sturman

4:10pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Chris the plumber says...

give him credit and Sympathy !!! He killed someone by driving in a dangerous way .. I am not suggesting he be hanged just treated in the way any other 20 yr old would be if they killed someone with a weapon .... a car !!
give him credit and Sympathy !!! He killed someone by driving in a dangerous way .. I am not suggesting he be hanged just treated in the way any other 20 yr old would be if they killed someone with a weapon .... a car !! Chris the plumber

5:52pm Sun 12 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

sturman wrote:
Katy1967 wrote:
Give him some credit - at least he pleaded guilty rather than put the family through the stress of a more lengthy trial. Sympathy to the family of Mikey.
Also he has to live with the fact that he killed his friend, he'll be reminded of it every day.
Well I agree with you both.

Chances are they were egging each other on - I know me and my mates were like that at that age,

It's what boys do and it was only luck it didn;t hapen to us one night.

Sad story and I am sure all concerned will never really get over it..
[quote][p][bold]sturman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katy1967[/bold] wrote: Give him some credit - at least he pleaded guilty rather than put the family through the stress of a more lengthy trial. Sympathy to the family of Mikey.[/p][/quote]Also he has to live with the fact that he killed his friend, he'll be reminded of it every day.[/p][/quote]Well I agree with you both. Chances are they were egging each other on - I know me and my mates were like that at that age, It's what boys do and it was only luck it didn;t hapen to us one night. Sad story and I am sure all concerned will never really get over it.. scrumpyjack

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