Suffolk

Lowestoft crash: Woman charged with causing death by careless driving

  • 27 August 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft
Image caption 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.