Family are upset as motorist walks free

Colin Milton
Colin Milton

The family of motorcyclist Colin Milton killed when he was knocked off his bike by another motorist have been left “disappointed” after she walked free from court.

Wendy Leung, 34, appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Monday where she received 300 hours of unpaid work and was banned from driving for two years after admitting causing death by careless driving.

Wendy Leung at Pontefract Magistrates Court....15th October 2012..Picture by Simon Hulme

Wendy Leung at Pontefract Magistrates Court....15th October 2012..Picture by Simon Hulme

Mr Milton’s niece, Lisa McNally, speaking on behalf of the family, said: “No sentence will ever change what happened, but we are disappointed and feel her actions before and after the accident deserve more punishment.

“We feel his life meant nothing for such a small punishment.”

Mr Milton, 53, of Mill Dam Lane, Pontefract, had been on his way to work at Ardagh Glass in Knottingley on January 26 last year when Leung, of Weeland Road, Knottingley, struck him as she turned onto the A1 at the Ferrybridge bypass.

She drove a mile down the A1 before stopping to inspect the damage and returning to the scene.

Leung said she hadn’t seen Mr Milton and didn’t realise until she returned to the scene of the crash that she had hit someone.

Mrs McNally added: “We continue to be devastated by the way Colin died and we also know Wendy Leung didn’t get up that morning wanting to destroy such an important part of our family, but through her actions she did.

“We know she has to live with what she did for the rest of her life.”