Sandra Simpson, 61, probably thought of a myriad of dangers in London but never saw this one coming. Simpson was killed by officer Malcolm Searles, who was driving his patrol car as fast as 104 mph in a 40 mph zone with his sirens and lights on — to deliver a birthday card to a friend.
Searles has now been jailed for six-and-a-half years after admitting that he caused the death during a personal errand last August. He was driving 56mph in a 30mph zone when he hit Simpson, who was walking with her husband Peter at the time. He originally lied and said that he was chasing a drunk driver.
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