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Sean Hill denies causing death of Hannah Eady in Sevenoaks

A driver struck a 94-year-old woman and caused her serious injuries as she walked to her local shop to buy bananas, a court heard.

Hannah Eady fell to the ground after being hit by Sean Hill’s reversing Renault Megane.

One of the rear wheels went over her left leg. The car then went forward and drove over the same leg a second time, Maidstone Crown Court was told.

Sean Hill
Sean Hill

The accident happened in Hollybush Lane near the junction of St John’s Hill in Sevenoaks on Saturday, August 9 2014.

Mrs Eady suffered fractures to her left arm and hip. She never returned home and died more than four months later on Christmas Day.

Hill, now of Prospect Place, Ferry Court, Cardiff, denies causing death by careless driving. He admits careless driving.

The father-of-three also denies causing death by driving while uninsured.

Prosecutor Christopher May said Hill, 32, had parked his car on double yellow lines outside Hollybush launderette where he was dropping off washing in the morning.

The boy was locked up for sexual abuse
The boy was locked up for sexual abuse

Mrs Eady, who lived alone, was taking a regular walk to the shop and was crossing Hollybush Lane when she saw the car reversing.

She waved her arms to attract the driver’s attention to tell him he was travelling the wrong way in the one-way street.

But the car struck her and the her next memory was waking up in Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

“The Crown say her death flows from her being struck by the car” - Christopher May, prosecuting

Witness Mary Dewell knew Mrs Eady’s vision was poor and when she saw the car reversing shouted to her “No, wait.” But she kept walking and was hit.

Mrs Dewell shouted “Stop, stop” to the driver. As the car went over Mrs Eady’s leg for the second time she could be heard saying: “Oh no, no, no, no.”

Hill stopped his car and said: “I’m sorry, are you alright?” She replied: “You were going the wrong way.”

Mr May said Mrs Eady remained a patient at the hospital until she was moved to a nursing home on November 17.

The cause of her death was given as deep vein thrombosis.

“The Crown say her death flows from her being struck by the car," Mr May told the jury. “She never fully recovered from the injuries she sustained.”

The trial continues.

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