Lowestoft crash: Woman charged with causing death by careless driving

Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft The road was closed for seven hours after the crash

A woman has been charged with causing death by careless driving after a man was killed and his wife was seriously injured in a crash in Lowestoft.

David Wright, 74, from Lowestoft, died after being struck by a car as he crossed Yarmouth Road on 18 February.

His wife, who is in her 70s, was also hit by the car.

Samantha Pitcher, 28, of Maidstone Road, Lowestoft, will appear at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court on 10 September.

She is also charged with using a motor vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.

A man and two children who were crossing the road with the couple were unhurt.

Suffolk Police closed the road for seven hours while investigations took place.

BBC Suffolk



25 °C 17 °C


  • Shinji Mikamo's father's watchTime peace

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima

  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence

  • Elephant Diaries - BBCGoing wild

    Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet

  • A woman dining aloneTable for one

    The restaurants that love solo diners

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.