A DRIVER has admitted causing the death of an 88-year-old Tiddington pensioner by reversing a pick-up truck into him as he was sheltering from the rain at a petrol station.
Andrew Jones, aged 47, of Combrook Cottages, Combrook pleaded guilty to causing 88-year-old Neville Misson’s death by careless driving at the Shell garage in Warwick Street, Wellesbourne, on 12th September.
Mr Misson had been caught in a sudden downpour and was sheltering from the rain under the canopy on the petrol station forecourt when Jones reversed into him, knocking him down.
Prosecutor Richard Franck commented that there was limited visibility out of the back of Jones’s Mitsubishi L200 flat-bed pick-up truck.
“It was not a hard collision, but the gentleman was 88, and he had a heart condition for which he was taking Warfarin,” said Mr Franck.
Mr Misson was rushed to Warwick Hospital where he died the following day.
Asking for the case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report, Graeme Simpson, defending, submitted that the case was in ‘the lowest category’ of such offences.
And Judge Marten Coates observed: “This is not a course of bad driving but he was not keeping a proper look-out. It is not a custodial matter, in my judgement.
“There will have to be a report, because you have to remember there was a death.”
The case was adjourned for the report to be prepared on Jones and he was granted unconditional bail.
Judge Coates, who had now retired but will return to sentence Jones, told him: “You were right to enter your guilty plea, on the evidence.”
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