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Ambulance man denies charge

AN AMBULANCE driver has denied causing the death, by careless driving, of a Castle Bromwich pensioner.

AN AMBULANCE driver has denied causing the death, by careless driving, of a Castle Bromwich pensioner.

Sixty-year-old Wendy Williams died when her vehicle was involved in a collision with an ambulance in December 2009.

Kevin Webster, 33, of Burntwood pleaded not guilty to the charge at Stafford Crown Court last week.

The crash had happened on the A51, Lichfield, two days before Christmas - with the mum-of-two pronounced dead at the scene.

Mrs Williams, of Water Orton Road, had worked as a lunchtime supervisor at Castle Bromwich Junior School.

She was also well-known in the local community through her volunteer work for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Judge Tom King granted Webster unconditional bail and adjourned for a pre-trial review, on April 18.

A trial is set for June and likely to last eight-days.

l In a separate case, a Castle Bromwich man will face trial on a charge of causing death by careless driving.

Richard Harrison, 30, of Asholme Close, was charged following a crash between his BMW and a lorry in Chester Road, Chelmsley Wood.

His passenger, Sunam Khatoon, aged 28, was seriously injured and died at the scene of the smash.

Harrison, who has pleaded not guilty, was critically injured himself in the July 13 collision. The lorry driver was unhurt.

 

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