A Lynn woman has this afternoon, Tuesday, April 15, been sentenced for causing the death of a grandmother in a three-vehicle crash.
Police have also warned motorists to pay full attention on the road after Stephanie Greenacre, 21, pleaded guilty to a charge of causing death by careless driving at Norwich Crown Court on Monday.
Greenacre, of Jermyn Road, Gaywood, had been driving a Ford Ka when it was involved in a collision on the B1440 Lynn Road in Ingoldisthorpe on December 30, 2012.
The car collided with a Suzuki Ignis, driven by Irene Curran, before veering into the path of an oncoming van.
Mrs Curran, who was 77 and had made clothes for stars including Sir Mick Jagger and Sir Cliff Richard before retiring to West Norfolk, suffered a spinal injury and died at the scene.
Greenacre, who had initially denied the charge before changing her plea to guilty before the start of a scheduled trial yesterday, was given a 12 month driving ban and told to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work.
Although she had initially claimed she completed her manoeuvre safely, Steve Matthews, of the Norfolk Police serious collision investigation team, said after the hearing: “Our evidence showed that Greenacre did not allow sufficient time and space to make her manoeuvre.
“I urge all drivers to give their full attention to the road and minimise distractions, which can lead to serious or fatal collisions as we have seen here.”