Man jailed for fatal hit and run crash

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A man has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after a hit and run crash.

Jack Mulcahy, (24), from Capulet Court, Huntingdon, has been sentenced to four years and three months at the Old Bailey in London, for causing death by dangerous driving.

His victim, Alex Jeffery, (21), of Orchard Road, Melbourn, was injured during an incident in Cambridge outside the Cambridge City Hotel, on Downing Street near the junction with Corn Exchange Street, at around 3.40am on Saturday November 1, 2014.

He was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious injuries, where he remained until his death on November 8.

Mulcahy appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on November 11, 2014, where he pleaded not guilty.

Following a trial at the Old Bailey he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving on April 29 this year.

In addition to his custodial sentence, Mulcahy has received a five-year driving disqualification.

Alex had been out in Cambridge city centre with friends on the night of the incident. While waiting outside the Cambridge City Hotel for a lift home, a group of people walked past and, following a conversation, an argument between the two groups ensued.

The argumentbetween the two groups moved into the road. At this point Mulcahy’s car drove down the one-way road towards the group.

A man from the group, who was in the road and unknown to Alex, then began a verbal altercation with Mulcahy, who remained in the car.

Following the altercation Mulcahy drove off. In doing so the car made a significant move to the left and in the process hit Alex, causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the floor as he did so, causing the injuries that proved fatal.