Suffolk: Driver charged over 74-year-old pedestrian’s death

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A Suffolk woman has been charged with causing death by careless driving after a 74-year-old died following a collision in Lowestoft.

Samantha Pitcher, of Maidstone Road, Lowestoft, is due to appear before the town’s magistrates on September 10.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said the 28-year-old has also been charged with using a motor vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.

Both allegations come as a result of the fatal collision outside the Foxburrow Inn in Yarmouth road just before 9pm on February 18.

The incident happened as five people were crossing the road.


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David Wright, of Gainsborough Drive, Lowestoft, died as a result of a collision with a blue Renault, while a woman in her 70s was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth in a critical condition.

The pair were with another male and two children, none of whom were injured.

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