Hatfield OAP fined £500 for causing death crash

PUBLISHED: 06:58 23 February 2011

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer

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AN elderly woman who killed a jogger while driving along a country road has been fined £500.

Gladys Deverill, 88, was driving her Ford Fiesta when she hit dad-of-three Paul Farmer as he was out on a Saturday morning training run.

The 55-year-old runner was taken to the QE2 Hospital in WGC after the accident, but later died of his injuries.

The pensioner, of Bramble Road, Hatfield, admitted causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving when she appeared at Central Herts Magistrates’ Court.

She was fined £500, disqualified from driving for three years, and ordered to pay £102 costs.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.

The accident happened in Oaklands Lane, Smallford, on May 15 last year.

At the time of his death Mr Farmer, 55, lived in St Albans, but he had grown up in Potters Bar.

He attended Mount Grace School and married wife Rona at Potters Bar Baptist Church.

After leaving school, he originally worked at the QE2 Hospital, and continued to work in the health sector, setting up his own consultancy firm in the 1990s.


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