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Man pleads guilty over Hull lorry crash deaths

Spring Bank
Image caption The crash happened in Spring Bank in Hull on 29 April

A lorry driver has admitted killing a mother and daughter after driving through a red light.

Zena Jackson, 43, and six-year-old Cidalia Mendes-Jackson died after being hit by the HGV on a pedestrian crossing on Spring Bank in Hull on 29 April.

Neville Fletcher, 55, of Southcoates Lane, Hull, admitted two counts of causing death by careless driving when he appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court.

Fletcher was bailed to be sentenced at Hull Crown Court at a later date.

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The court heard that Fletcher had driven into the middle of the road in order to turn into a side street.

He failed to stop at the red light on the pedestrian crossing at the junction and hit the mother and daughter.

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