A grandmother was knocked down and killed by a speeding police car whose driver was racing back after delivering a birthday card to his sister while he was on duty. Sandy Simpson, 61, was only yards away from her home when she was run down by the unnamed officer travelling at nearly twice the speed limit and using his blue lights.So much for the 'urban myth' that police on blues and sirens are just racing to the fish and chip shop. Sometimes it isn't even that.
He had been given permission to leave the station to deliver a card to his sister.
It was on the way back, where a mobile data terminal recovered from his car showed that he was doing 57mph on a 30mph road when he hit Mrs Simpson in Bromley, Kent.
At one point on his drive from his home in Swanley, Kent back to the station he topped speeds of 100mph.
Legal sources say he could be charged with causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years, or manslaughter charges, which can lead to life behind bars.'Could' be....?