The driver of a tour coach that struck and killed a 15-year-old girl after careering out of control down a steep road in Central last year was jailed for almost three years yesterday by a judge who called the scene he left behind 'mayhem'. Andy Chan Ying-keung, 34, who had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death, was sent to prison for 32 months and disqualified from driving for four years. The mother and father of the dead girl, Li Cui-fen, wept as they listened to the ruling. Mr Li said later the sentence was too light and would have no deterrent effect, but he added: 'No matter what sentence you pass, you can't bring my daughter back.' The family plans to sue for compensation. The court heard that shortly before the crash in Garden Road - in which the bus hit eight cars and injured 50 people - Chan had driven down another steep street from which vehicles of more than three tonnes were banned. His coach weighed more than three tonnes. Passing sentence in the District Court, Deputy Judge Timothy Casewell took a starting point of four years but reduced it because of Chan's guilty plea. The crash occurred just five days before a new law, doubling the maximum jail term for dangerous driving causing death to 10 years, took effect. Casewell said Chan's conduct led to considerable damage and injury, including the death of a young girl. Photos of the scene after the crash showed 'mayhem' and it was miraculous that more damage was not done, the judge said. Chan was driving one of three buses carrying a group of Tuen Mun residents on a sightseeing tour and was heading from The Peak towards Western District when the crash occurred. Although one of the buses ahead of Chan turned onto Stubbs Road, Chan drove past signs prohibiting vehicles of more than three tonnes and onto Magazine Gap Road towards Garden Road. The bus hit eight vehicles and pedestrians on a safety island before coming to a halt against a wall of the government headquarters. Casewell said Chan's turning onto Magazine Gap Road was 'clearly a very bad decision'. It should have been obvious the road was dangerous, steep, winding and that it would place heavy demands on the brakes. Having made the decision, Chan failed to mitigate its effects, Casewell said. Instead of stopping to allow the air compression in his foot pedal brake to recharge, Chan kept pressing the brake. Moreover, he did not understand the exhaust-braking system on the bus when he should have been well versed in it. Chan had three previous convictions for careless driving, in 1999, 2004 and 2007, and criminal convictions for driving-related offences, including using a vehicle without third-party insurance, and forgery. The dead girl was one of four people on the safety island who were hit by the bus. She had been attending a YWCA educational trip with schoolmates from the SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School.