Trial date set for driver accused of causing death by dangerous driving after crash which killed retired nurse
A driver accused of causing the death of a retired nurse in a collision faces trial later this year.
Jean Hardy, 71, died after she was hit by a car when she crossed Doxford Park Way, Doxford Park, Sunderland, on Tuesday, February 4 last year.
At Newcastle Crown Court this morning the 26-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He now faces a trial by jury on November 15.
Judge Robert Adams granted him bail in the meantime.
Following her death, Echo readers paid tribute to Jean, described as a ‘lovely lady’, who died days after being seriously hurt in the collision.
One tribute said: “Tragic news, RIP lovely lady. You will be missed and fondly remembered.”