Men sentenced following tragic death during fly tipping incident
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A man has been sentenced for causing the death of a man during a fly tipping incident in Trysull last year.
Paminder Singh, 38, of Arthur Street, Wolverhampton, was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, a two-year disqualification with a requirement to pass an extended retest, 20 days of community rehabilitation and a tagged curfew for three months from 7am to 7am at Stafford Crown Court today (Thursday 17 June). He had previously pleaded guilty to death by careless driving and depositing controlled waste without a permit.
Manjinder Singh, 34, of Lane Road, Wolverhampton, was fined £1,600 for depositing controlled waste, which he had admitted belonged to him, without a permit.
Parminder was the driver of a white Mercedes Sprinter van that had been fly tipping rubbish, along with Manjinder Singh and the victim Tarjinder Singh, 49, from Wolverhampton, in a field off Furnace Grange Road on 11 August 2020. They were disturbed by a passing car.
Parminder, being the owner of the van, panicked and drove off with Tarjinder unsecured in the rear of the van with no seats and the back door open. The movement of the vehicle caused Tarjinder to lose balance and fall from the vehicle where he landed on the road sustaining a serious head injury. Despite the efforts of West Midlands Ambulance Service and hospital medical staff Tarjinder sadly died 9 days later.
PC James Addison, from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said; “This was a tragic loss of life following the criminal activity of those involved in this incident. Had they not been dumping rubbish illegally this incident would not have occurred.
“By failing to ensure that Tarjinder was secure in the vehicle when he drove away, Parminder’s driving caused the victim to fall from the vehicle as it sped away. I extend my sympathies to the family of Tarjinder, who have been left devastated by the loss of their loved one in such avoidable circumstances.”