Andrews v DPP 
- Andrews carelessly overtook a car, killing a pedestrian
- Was Andrews guilty of gross negligence manslaughter or unlawful act manslaughter, or neither?
- Gross negligence manslaughter
- Dangerous driving is not enough to constitute an unlawful act for the purposes of unlawful act manslaughter
- Lord Atkin distinguished between ‘normal’ and ‘reckless’ negligence, the latter punishable as a crime
- Andrews’ negligence went beyond dangerous, it was reckless, allowing conviction from gross negligence manslaughter
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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