Truckie Daniel Luke Barry gets four years behind bars over hit-run crash that killed cyclist Daryl Adams

A truck driver who continued his milk run after fatally injuring a cyclist as a result of he was ‘devoted’ has been handed his jail sentence.

Daniel Luke Barry, 39, struck and killed Daryl Adams within the state’s Coorong area in January 2019.

Mr Adams, a 60-year-old father of two, had been driving to Adelaide on a Tour Down Beneath biking journey.

Barry claimed he didn’t know he had hit the cyclist, nevertheless it “clicked” after he heard a few crash on the radio and in a name from his mom.

Sentencing him within the District Courtroom on Friday, Decide Stephen McEwen dismissed that model of occasions as “completely implausible”.

“His declare that he felt nothing contained in the cabin, noticed nothing of what was occurring proper in entrance of him and heard nothing, I discover completely missing in credibility,” he mentioned.

Daryl Adams was struck and killed by Daniel Luke Barry while he was cycling in South Australia’s Coorong region.
Digital camera IconDaryl Adams was struck and killed by Daniel Luke Barry whereas he was biking in South Australia’s Coorong area. Credit score: Equipped

“This was not a glancing collision alongside the aspect of the truck.

“The proof reveals that the bicycle and rider had been carried ahead by the entrance of the truck.”

Barry finally alerted police and was arrested on the city of Naracoorte about 9 hours after the collision.

He mentioned he didn’t hand himself in earlier as a result of he was a devoted employee who wished to ensure everyone had their milk.

A jury final 12 months discovered Barry responsible of inflicting demise by harmful driving.

Decide McEwen jailed him for four years with a non-parole interval of two years, four months and 25 days.

The sentence was backdated to mid-December, that means he will probably be eligible for launch from jail in about two years, three months.