Pensioner charged for killing pedestrian in Leyland town centre

Julie Dean, 53, was killed after a car mounted a kerb in Sumner Street off Hough Lane in Leyland town centre in July 2014
Julie Dean, 53, was killed after a car mounted a kerb in Sumner Street off Hough Lane in Leyland town centre in July 2014
  • Leyland mum Julie Dean was hit by a car as she left a charity shop in the town centre
  • 80-year-old Ann Diggles, of Dalehead Road, Leyland, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving
  • She is due to appear in court later this month
0
Have your say

An 80-year-old has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following the death of a pedestrian in Leyland last summer.

Police say pensioner Ann Diggles, of Dalehead Road, Leyland, has been summonsed to appear before Preston Magistrates on Friday, March 27.

The case follows a tragic incident in Leyland town centre in July, in which a 53-year-old Leyland mum was killed after she was hit with a gold coloured Nissan Qashqai as she left a charity shop.

Julie Dean had just stepped from the doorway of the St Catherine’s Hospice shop in Sumner Street, off Hough Lane, when she was struck by the vehicle.

She suffered serious injuries and died soon after.

The driver, then 79, was taken to hospital but did not suffer any injury.

A report was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service which recommended the matter should go to court.