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Teen driver to be sentenced

AN EIGHTEEN-year-old driver has admitted causing the death of a pedestrian stood waiting at a bus stop.

AN EIGHTEEN-year-old driver has admitted causing the death of a pedestrian stood waiting at a bus stop.

Keeley Harvey-Mason, of Lambscote Close, Solihull Lodge, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Karim Khan, aged 57, was killed instantly when the teenager’s car careered into the shelter on the Stratford Road, Hall Green.

Ambulance services arrived at the scene, but they could do nothing to save Mr Khan, who lived in nearby Shirley.

Following the fatal crash, on April 2, police arrested Harvey-Mason, who was charged last month.

At Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday, Judge Patrick Thomas QC adjourned sentencing until next month.

In the meantime, the teenager was granted bail, though she has been handed an interim driving ban.

Ian Bridge, defending, said: “She is extremely sorry at the pain and upset that she has caused.

“It has had a dreadful impact upon her and the victim’s family. She wishes that to be made clear at the earliest opportunity.”

At the time, fire crews said that the teenager’s car had struck another vehicle, before veering into the shelter.

Sentencing will take place in Birmingham on December 16.

 

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