Death crash rider 'made bike invisible'

A motorcyclist has been jailed for causing the death of his teenage pillion passenger who died in a crash with a taxi after he had made his bike "invisible", according to police.

Adam Murphy, 19, of Moordale Avenue, Bracknell, Berks, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and causing death while driving while uninsured.

He was sentenced at Reading Crown Court to a total of four-and-a-half years imprisonment and was disqualified from driving for six years.

Murphy was riding a 1,000cc Yamaha motorbike with 16-year-old Rebecca Young as his pillion passenger on August 29, 2009 when the accident took place.

A police spokesman said: "The motorcycle was black, both rider and pillion passenger were wearing dark clothing and both wore black crash helmets.

"In addition to this, the bike was fitted with opaque headlight covers.

"These were solid black, which totally blocked out all light coming from the headlights."