Jim Smith crash death: No action against arrested woman

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A careless driving investigation into the death of 54-year-old man who died after being hit by a car has been dropped, police said.

Jim Smith, of Hyde Street in Workington, died of head injuries the day after he was knocked down in Oxford Street in the town on 15 January.

A 50-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death without due care and attention.

But after an eight-month probe, police said she would face no further action.

Mr Smith, who was wearing a high-visibility yellow jacket at the time, was crossing the road near a bus station when he was struck, police said.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "A woman, aged 50, who was driving a grey Honda CR-V, was arrested at the time on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention.

"A decision has been made to take no further action based on the facts of the collision and evidence available.

"Mr Smith's family have been informed of the decision and the information has been passed onto the coroner's office."

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