Killer driver jailed for Valentine’s Day death crash

PUBLISHED: 13:19 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:33 20 February 2017

The crash happened on February 14, 2016.

The crash happened on February 14, 2016.


A ‘dangerous’ driver who killed a Nailsea teenager has been jailed this lunchtime (Monday).

James Bisset's dangerous actions left three others injured.James Bisset's dangerous actions left three others injured.

James Bisset, aged 23, was sent to prison for seven years and four months at Bristol Crown Court today after he crashed into 18-year-old Alex Gould who was walking home after a night out.

Mr Gould died on Valentine’s Day last year and three other pedestrians were injured in the early-hours crash, one of which had to stay in hospital for almost six months.

Bisset, of Grace Close in Yatton, admitted back in November to charges of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving and possession of a class A drug.

He was also above the legal drink-drive limit.

Alex Gould was aged just 18 when he was killed.Alex Gould was aged just 18 when he was killed.

In a statement released soon after the accident last February, Mr Gould’s family said their son was a ‘wonderful, beautiful, caring, genuine, loving young man with so much to live for’.

They added: “There aren’t enough words to describe what a magical human being Alex was and the loss we feel.

“We were privileged to have him in our lives.

“He was the perfect son, brother, nephew, grandson and cousin.”

Bisset has also been disqualified from driving for seven years.

* For the full story, see Wednesday’s Times.

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