Driver who killed dad outside pub partied while victim’s headstone was laid

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Kyle Hutchinson and Paul Collinson

TRAGEDY: Kyle Hutchinson and his victim Paul Collinson along with his son (Pic: NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE)

Unlicensed and uninsured Kyle Hutchinson, 20, has been locked up for eight years after the incident in Newcastle upon Tyne in September last year. 

He ploughed into the County Hotel pub, also leaving a young mum in a wheelchair and seriously injuring three others. 

Hutchinson had been out drinking on the night of September 23, before a police car tried to pull him over. 

He “panicked” and led cops on a high speed chase through residential streets before ploughing into the front of the pub. 

Kyle Hutchinson

RECKLESS: He also left a young mum in a wheelchair and seriously injured three others (Pic: NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE)

Paul Collinson, 54, was crushed between the car and the wall, while Christopher McShane, 59, was sent flying through its closed doors. 

Paul suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. 

Two of Hutchinson’s pals were in the car and also suffered serious injuries. 

Luke Robinson, 26, was left with multiple broken bones, while Shauna Kime, also 26, was rushed to hospital with serious spinal injuries – and will never walk again. 

Kyle hutchinson

LOCATION: He ploughed into the County Hotel pub after a night of drinking (Pic: PA)

“You have robbed us of an amazing man”

Paul Collinson’s daughter Donna

Speaking directly to Hutchinson, Mr Collinson’s daughter Donna said: “You have robbed us of an amazing man. My dad was a much loved and respected gentleman.

“He had a tough exterior but was soft inside, especially with his grandkids. He was not well educated but was a professor of life.

“You have just led a normal life, parading your injuries on Snapchat, acting like you have done nothing wrong.

“The day we laid the headstone you were partying on holiday.”

Shaun added: “I have a four-year-old son, I feel really badly for him, I feel like I went out one night and didn’t come back. I feel like my son is missing out on having a mummy.

“I simply went out for a night with my boyfriend but by the end of the night my life had completely been ripped apart, all because I accepted a lift from someone I thought was a friend.”

Hutchinson, of Praetorian Drive in Wallsend, pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by dangerous driving, three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and one count of causing death by driving while uninsured.

Recorder of Newcastle Judge Paul Sloan QC sentenced him to eight years in a young offenders’ institution.

He was also banned from driving for four years and must take the extended test before he can drive again.

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