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Lowestoft: Motorist Samantha Pitcher is found guilty of causing the death of partially-sighted man, David Wright, by careless driving

17:35 05 March 2014

The scene of the accident in Lowestoft

The scene of the accident in Lowestoft

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A woman is awaiting her fate after being found guilty of causing the death of a partially-sighted man by careless driving.

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Samantha Pitcher, 28, was accused of not concentrating on the road ahead of her and failing to see David Wright, 74, and his wife Pauline as they crossed Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, in February last year.

The couple were walking back from the Foxburrow pub after a meal with the son and grandchildren at the Foxburrow pub.

Ipswich Crown Court was told Mr Wright was walking with a white reflective stick and holding his wife’s arm when the collision with a car driven by Pitcher happened. The couple’s son, Howard, heard a screech of tyres and a “massive crack” – he turned to see his mother lying on the kerb and his father under the car.

Mr Wright, of Gainsborough Drive, Gunton, died from his injuries and his wife now has to use a walking frame.

Pitcher, of Maidstone Road, Lowestoft, has been released on bail prior to her sentencing on the week commencing March 27.

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