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.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 3:08 pm
Jean Hardy, 71, died following from a collision in Doxford Park Way on Tuesday, February 4.
Jean Hardy, 71, died following from a collision in Doxford Park Way on Tuesday, February 4.

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.

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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.”

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