Ex-Whites ace spared jail after crash

A FORMER Bolton Wanderers midfielder was given a six-month suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work after he fell asleep at the wheel and killed a motorcyclist.

Scott Sellars, who played more than 100 games for the Whites from 1995 to 1999, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Nottingham Crown Court heard that the incident happened on the A6 in Derbyshire in April, 2011.

Sellars, aged 47, was spared jail after Recorder Shaun Smith said it was a single careless act and Sellars was not speeding.

The court also heard that the former footballer, now a youth coach at Manchester City, had apologised to the family of Simon Burnett, who died after the accident.

The accident happened as Sellars was driving home from work in Manchester, having gone straight there after flying home from Dubai.

Neither Manchester City nor Scott Sellars responded to requests for comment.

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4:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

I'm sure Count Dracula would have been aquitted if he would've been tried in a English court.
I'm sure Count Dracula would have been aquitted if he would've been tried in a English court. boltonnut
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5:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Andy Higham says...

Only if he was a footballer.
This guy killed someone through his own stupidity, incompetance and neglect of his duty to other road users
Only if he was a footballer. This guy killed someone through his own stupidity, incompetance and neglect of his duty to other road users Andy Higham
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8:46am Mon 14 Jan 13

Harry-Joe says...

Should have been charged with murder. He knew he was tired and had no care for any other road users when he got behind the wheel, any fool knows the possible implications/consequ
ences of driving whilst tired, drunk or under the influence of drugs and they all should be charged with murder not some pathetic driving without due care and attention or careless driving crap. So it should be a murder charge.
Our justice system is a joke!
Should have been charged with murder. He knew he was tired and had no care for any other road users when he got behind the wheel, any fool knows the possible implications/consequ ences of driving whilst tired, drunk or under the influence of drugs and they all should be charged with murder not some pathetic driving without due care and attention or careless driving crap. So it should be a murder charge. Our justice system is a joke! Harry-Joe
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