November 25, 2011


Mr Chapman from Essex caused a serious accident in September last year when he took to the wheel and had an epileptic seizure.

Mr Chapman had suffered from serious seizures previously, but felt it necessary to drive as he was self-employed, however, having a seizure whilst driving resulted in him killing an innocent woman and injuring three others.

The courts banned Mr Chapman from driving for life and handed him a six month jail sentence.

He was not given this punishment due to his medical condition but due to him not declaring his condition and following the proper procedures.

It is against the law for people with epilepsy who have seizures to drive and they must inform the DVLA and keep them up-dated as to any changes to their condition.

Mr Chapman took a gamble every time he drove his car and he will now have to live with the consequences.

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