Speed warning after fatal accident

Young motorists have been warned about the dangers of driving too fast following the death of a woman who was killed when her boyfriend raced a car at speeds of more than 100mph.

Figures showing that a total of 35 young male drivers had been involved in fatal collisions in Norfolk in the past three years were "troubling", prosecution lawyer Andrew Baxter said.

His warning came after Tom Wright, 23, and 19-year-old Jake Riseborough, who had been racing each other, were jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Both men admitted causing death by dangerous driving at Norwich Crown Court after Stacey Cutts, of Harleston, Norfolk, died when Mr Wright crashed on the A140 at Tasburgh, Norfolk, in April last year.

Mr Baxter said: "They raced at high speed along the A140 overtaking each other until one of them lost control with the terrible consequences for Stacey.

"They drove at grossly excessive and dangerous speeds."

He added: "It seems to be a consistent theme not only in Norfolk but I am sure more widely, that young male drivers between the ages of 17-25 are to blame for many of the accidents which the police have to attend. The consequences are terrible."

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