Cumbria

Kenneth Graham: Motorist admits causing pedestrian death

  • 2 September 2013
  • From the section Cumbria
Kenneth Graham and his wife Natasha
Kenneth Graham's wife described him as her "rock"

A motorist has admitted causing the death of a pedestrian in Cumbria.

Kenneth Graham, 67, was struck by a car as he crossed Newton Road, near his home in Carlisle, on 12 May 2012. He later died in hospital.

Paul Robertson appeared before Carlisle Crown Court and pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

The 35-year-old, of Inglewood Crescent, Morton, was remanded in custody and will return to the court for sentencing on 4 October.

Robert Hartley, 42 and of Belgarth Gardens, Carlisle, pleaded guilty to careless driving in relation to the same incident.

The court heard that he was driving ahead at speed in another car but managed to avoid Mr Graham.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and received six penalty points on his licence.

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