Cumbria Crack
  • Home
  • Headlines
  • Man admits his careless driving caused the death of north Cumbria woman

Man admits his careless driving caused the death of north Cumbria woman

Ann Miller

A MAN has admitted causing the death of a pensioner by careless driving in north Cumbria.

Colin Hodgson, 30, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today (FRI).

He had previously denied a charge alleging that he caused the death of Ann Miller by dangerous driving, on August 9 of 2017, and was due to go on trial.

However, during a brief court hearing this morning in front of Judge Peter Davies, Hodgson, of Leam Lane, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to the alternative charge of causing Mrs Miller’s death by careless driving of a Mercedes Sprinter van.

This plea was has been accepted by the prosecution.

The charge arises out of a crash on the A6 at Plumpton Foot, between Penrith and Carlisle. Hodgson’s van was in collision with a northbound Volkswagen Golf in which Mrs Miller was a front seat passenger.

She died six days later, on August 15, at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. The driver of the Golf was said by police at the time to have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Hodgson is due to be sentenced later this month at the crown court following the preparation of a pre-sentence report. In the meantime he was granted bail by Judge Davies, but banned from driving.

In a statement released after her death, the family of Mrs Miller – who lived in Penrith and was originally from Carlisle – described her as a “very quiet and respectful, genuine person”.

Related posts

Dearham murder accused appears in court

Cumbria Crack

Operation focusing on crime and road casualty prevention ongoing in north Cumbria

Cumbria Crack

‘The Game of Long Life’ – new campaign launched to increase bowel cancer screening uptake

Cumbria Crack

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More