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Retired teacher died in hospital following car crash near Great Eccleston
MUD on the road caused a car crash in which a retired woman teacher was killed,a court heard.
However an investigation into the accident revealed the driver of one of the vehicles involved-a Suzuki jeep- was not insured.
The driver 58 year old Roy Holden of
The charge relates to the fact Holden’s car should not have been on the roads in the first place and does not relate to the standard of his driving.
District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates court banned Holden from driving instantly but adjourned further sentencing so probation reports can be prepared on him.
Jane Yates,prosecuting, said that William Hartley and his wife Wendy from Cabus near Garstang had been travelling along the A586 in a 50 mph limit near Great Eccleston.
The weather was poor and the road surface near the scene of the crash was mud covered probably caused by tractors leaving a field.
The driver of the Citroen lost ctrol and skidded hitting Mr Holden’s jeep which was travelling in the opposite direction.
Mrs Holden died from severe injuries at
When interviewed by police Holden admitted he had no insurance .
He told officers he thought he could drive as long as he was on his way to a vehicle MoT test but this is not the case.
The judge heard he had another vehicle in his ownership was which properly insured.
Robert Castle,defending, said:”My client is deeply sorry for what happened and its has all had a considerable effect on him.He sends his condolences to the family.”
"He now knows he was wrong over the insurance issue.”