Driver guilty of causing father’s death sentenced
A LOCKYER Valley driver has been sentenced in relation to a fatal crash that claimed the life of a popular Gatton father.
Just over a year since Shaun Reina’s death, court proceedings against a 20-year-old man concluded this week.
Bronte Hamblin appeared in person at Gatton Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with one count of driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road, causing death or grievous bodily harm.
Represented by Toowoomba defence lawyer Brad Skuse, Hamblin entered a plea of guilty.
He was placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service.
Hamblin was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for a year.
Shaun Reina was 33 years old at the time of his death, and the father to three sons, Kyle, Liam and Noah.
On July 12 last year, he was on his way home from work when he was killed in a motorcycle accident at the corner of Gatton-Laidley Road and Eastern Drive.
Shaun’s family launched the I See U campaign in an effort to raise driver awareness about motorbikes on the road.
His father, Michael Reina, told the Gatton Star last year he wanted the campaign to educate drivers.
“We want to get it out there to drivers of cars, trucks, to keep a look out for a motorcycle,” Michael said.
To follow the campaign on Facebook, click here.
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