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Driver admits causing death of local pensioner in hit and run

A driver has admitted causing the death of an 80-year-old Sheldon pensioner in a hit and run

A driver has admitted causing the death of an 80-year-old Sheldon pensioner in a hit and run.

Alice Lucas suffered “multiple serious injuries” after she was mown down at the pedestrian crossing in Coventry Road, Yardley, at around 11.30am on Saturday (February 16).

Nathaniel Teague, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court to causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He also admitted aggravated taking of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving without a licence and insurance and failing to give the address of the owner of a vehicle.

Police said Teague had “sped” away from the scene after the crash, but handed himself in at Stechford Police station on Saturday night.

The 26-year-old’s blue Vauxhall Astra, believed to have been involved with the collision, was later found abandoned in Olton.

Coventry Road was closed for several hours while paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance battled to save Ms Lucas, but she was confirmed dead at the scene.

Eye witness Marlene Mousley, owner of Central Guest House opposite the crash scene, said: “You could see they were really working hard to save her.

“We were sat here trying to breathe for her.

“It’s the kind of thing that will always stay with you.”

Teague was remanded in custody and is due at Birmingham Crown Court for sentencing on March 18.

 

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