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Eastbourne driver sentenced over fatal collision

27 Oct, 2017 07:13 News Justice Done

The driver of a blue Vauxhall Zafira car which collided with a pedestrian in Victoria Drive, Eastbourne on Friday, 27 January this year has been sentenced to four months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, for causing death by careless driving.

Kerry Louise Scarsbrook, formerly Jensen, aged 47, of Victoria Drive, appeared at Hove Crown Court and was also ordered to perform 200 hours unpaid work and was disqualified from driving for 12 months. At the end of that period, she must pass an extended re-test before regaining her licence.

Scarsbrook, a care assistant, had earlier pleaded guilty to causing the death by careless driving of Pamela Stace, aged 69, of Command Road, Eastbourne. Following the collision Mrs Stace, who was critically injured, was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, but died there the next day.

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