South West Wales

Margaret Hanks Pembroke death crash: Bus driver sentenced

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An experienced bus driver hit and killed a pedestrian on a Pembrokeshire crossing after failing to spot her.

Swansea Crown Court heard Margaret Hanks would have been in view for at least seven seconds with no explanation why Stuart Heeps, 55, did not see her.

The 75-year-old was hit by the bus on Mill Pond Bridge, Pembroke, on 7 March.

Heeps, of Pembroke Dock, admitted causing death by careless driving and had his 14-month jail sentence suspended for two years.

He was also banned from driving for three years.

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