Driver admits causing crash that killed elderly sisters

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A DRIVER has admitted causing the deaths of two elderly sisters in collision.

Pamela Moore, 82, of Grosvenor Mews, Billingborough, and her sister Eileen Williams, 83, of Stafford, died following the collision on the A52 in Donington, north of Spalding.

Robin Settle, 55, admitted two charges of causing death by dangerous driving on October 28 last year when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday last week.

Alan Wheetman, mitigating, said Settle believed a car on the opposite side of the road had crossed into his carriageway but having seen an accident report he now accepted that must be wrong.

Mr Wheetman said Settle was a man of good character except for one speeding matter.

“He thoroughly accepts this matter passes custody threshold,” Mr Wheetman added.

“Those who know him have concerns of how he will cope in a custodial environment. He is also the sole carer of his disabled wife.”

Judge Sean Morris agreed to adjourn sentence for the preparation of report but warned Settle: “Your barrister is quite right, this passes the custody threshold.”

He added: “You were wise to take this decision. The evidence here was overwhelming.”

Settle, of Cherry Walk, Boston, was bailed and will be sentenced on September 17.