An epileptic driver who killed a “delightful” teenager after ignoring medical advice not to get behind the wheel has been jailed.
Andrew Williams, 48, lost consciousness and careered through a red light before slamming into apprentice joiner Connor Smith, 16, who was walking to catch a train to work in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead.
Connor’s mother Sharon Smith told a court she constantly goes through the last words her ‘beautiful’ son said to her before he left for work: ‘I love you mum, see you later’.
She told a court her heart had been torn apart, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Connor’s devastated family wept as Williams, of Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, was locked up for three years and four months at Liverpool Crown Court after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.
Rob Jones, prosecuting, said, Williams’ Vauxhall Astra car demolished a bollard before striking Connor as he stood at the junction of Old Chester Road, Bedford Avenue and Bedford Road.