Lewis Clark, 20, appeared at Bournemouth crown court on Friday 13th January – pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
He was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison, and was disqualified from driving for four years and ten months.
The incident originally took place back on the 12th December 2021, where a collision occurred between a black ford fiesta driven by the defendant, and a pedestrian on the A3049 Canford Way.
Sadly, the pedestrian, a 23 year old woman from Poole, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses saw the car driven by the defendant travelling at high speeds before the collision happened, and was seen fleeing the scene of the incident once it had occurred.
Police Sergeant Jay Griffin, of the traffic unit, said: “The reckless and dangerous driving of Lewis Clark very sadly resulted in the death of a young woman and our thoughts continue to remain with her loved ones.
“This case was the subject of a detailed investigation and I am pleased that Clark is now facing the consequences of his actions.
“There is no excuse for driving dangerously and at excessive speed. We will take action on motorists who are not driving safely and within the law.”