Cumbria

Eileen Limb death: Shaun Ferguson given suspended sentence

Shaun Ferguson
Image caption Ferguson was said to be "devastated" by the consequences of the crash

A driver responsible for a "low-speed" crash which resulted in the death of a 96-year-old woman has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Shaun Ferguson's Renault Scenic collided with a car in which Eileen Lamb was a passenger in Cumbria in April 2015.

Miss Limb, from Endmoor, died 12 days later as a result of the injuries.

Ferguson, 23, of Lancaster, was jailed for 12 weeks, suspended for two years, at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday.

The court heard Ferguson, of Ridge Square, was estimated to have been travelling at only eight to 12mph at the time of the crash at a cross junction at Old Hutton.

Airbags were not deployed in either of the vehicles.

Miss Limb, who had osteoporosis, sustained "significant" fractures and later died in hospital having contracted bronchial pneumonia.

Ferguson, who had previously admitted causing death by careless driving, was also given a three-month night-time curfew and was banned from driving for one year.

The court heard he was "devastated" by the consequences of the collision.

Judge Peter Davies said: "Whatever I say, whatever happens, I have no doubt it will live with you for the rest of your life."

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