Pensioner admits causing death by careless driving
- Credit: Archant
An 82-year-old man has admitted causing death by careless driving on the B1113 Mulbarton Road at Keswick, near Norwich.
Alan Lake, of Surrogate Street, Attleborough, admitted causing the death by careless driving of Alan Eaton on January 25, 2018.
A Nissan, in which Mr Eaton, who was in his 70s, was a passenger, and a black Ford Focus collided at the junction of the B1113 and Low Road - at the entrance to the Harford Bridge Park and Ride - at approximately 12.30pm.
His barrister Tom Gent told the court that the defendant was now 82 and asked for a report before he is sentenced.
He said that Lake had not had the chance to plead guilty before as they had been waiting for the findings of an expert opinion on the matter.
John Farmer appeared for the prosecution over a link to the court and said that an up to date impact statement from the family of Mr Eaton would have to be obtained.
Judge Andrew Shaw adjourned the case for pre-sentence reports.
- 1 Man killed and three wounded in multiple stabbing
- 2 Woman left with 'serious back injuries' after pub fight
- 3 Police and air ambulance called to major incident near Norwich
- 4 Driver flees after crashing into level crossing
- 5 Delivery driver fined for 'flagrant' seafront stunt caught on CCTV
- 6 Publican employs security after football team's bid to break rules
- 7 Man staged his own kidnap to get ransom from his family
- 8 Norwich pub's shock after city council refuse outdoor seating bid
- 9 Day of two halves - Footballer wins £80,000 and breaks leg in 24 hours
- 10 Hairdressers working 12-hour days to recoup Covid losses
However he warned Lake that all options including prison would be open to the court. Lake was granted unconditional bail.
Judge Shaw adjourned the case until April 16