Motorist admits causing 96-year-old woman's death
A MOTORIST has admitted causing the death of a 96-year-old woman in a pedestrianised area.
Oscar Rodney Fairfax-Sladden pleaded guilty yesterday to death by careless driving and will be sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court today.
Edna Pinnington died on May 18 last year following a collision three weeks before on April 25, 2011.
Fairfax-Sladden, of Thompson Road, Uplands, Stroud, was accused of driving an N-registered Toyota Starlet in King Street, Stroud and causing her death by careless driving.
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Mrs Pinnington, who lived in Lansdown, Stroud, was well known in the town as an environmental campaigner, who spoke out for plans to make her street one way. Her death shocked many neighbours who knew her well.
He was due to stand trial yesterday but a guilty plea was entered. He will be sentenced at 2pm today.