Speeding killer biker is jailed
A MOTORCYCLIST has been jailed for three years and four months for killing a pedestrian the first time he rode his new superbike.
Crane operator Paul Lebeau, 50, admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of Peter Taylor, 61, who was knocked down as he crossed the road to meet his niece for lunch.
Lebeau had just picked up the Yamaha YZF-R1 on the morning of the crash on January 10 last year.
He reached speeds of up to 74mph in a 30mph zone and performed an illegal right turn on the Mile End Road in east London when he ploughed into devoted father and family man Mr Taylor.
Sentencing at the Old Bailey, Judge Peter Rook QC also banned him from driving for eight years and 10 months and ordered him to pay £1,000 costs.