April 21, 2024

lodge proprietor stated “I didn’t see her” after he ran over the mom of a bride-to-be exterior his advanced, a witness to the deadly collision has advised a jury.

Judith Wadsworth, 66, died after she was hit by Nicholas Bannister’s Vary Rover as she was getting ready for her daughter’s marriage ceremony on the Coniston Lodge and Spa close to Skipton, North Yorkshire, Bradford Crown Courtroom has heard.

On Tuesday, Natasha Hobson-Shaw grew to become emotional within the witness field as she advised jurors how she “witnessed all of it”.

She stated she believed Bannister stopped the Vary Rover after the collision as a result of he had seen her cease her Land Rover.

Ms Hobson-Shaw stated: “I recall him saying to me ‘what was that’, so he clearly heard a noise.

I genuinely thought that every part was going to be fantastic and he’d seen her and he was slowing all the way down to cease. It didn’t cease and I witnessed all of it

“My reply was, ‘It’s a f****** particular person’.”

She stated she obtained out and noticed Mrs Wadsworth on the bottom and “the extent of her accidents”.

Ms Hobson-Shaw stated Bannister was very shocked and “repeatedly stated ‘I didn’t see her, I didn’t see her’.”

The witness stated she labored as an off-road driving teacher on the lodge’s 4×4 centre and had simply left work on February 7 2020 when she noticed the Vary Rover parked exterior the lodge entrance.

She stated that, as she drove alongside an entry street in entrance of the lodge, she noticed Mrs Wadsworth by the aspect of street as Mr Bannister’s car was shifting across the roundabout in entrance of the primary entrance.

Ms Hobson-Shaw stated she began to decelerate as a “pedestrian was probably going to cross”.

“All of it occurred in a short time,” she advised the courtroom.

“As Mr Bannister got here around the roundabout it was evident to me he wasn’t going foolish quick, it was fairly gradual, to the purpose I assumed he was slowing all the way down to cease.

“I assumed he was going gradual as much as that space as a result of he’d seen Mrs Wadsworth and was going to cease, I didn’t suppose an accident was going to happen.

“I genuinely thought that every part was going to be fantastic and he’d seen her and he was slowing all the way down to cease.

“It didn’t cease and I witnessed all of it.”

The jury has heard that Mrs Wadsworth was on the lodge for her daughter’s marriage ceremony, scheduled for the following day, and was returning to reception from the automobile park when the incident occurred.

Prosecutors have stated Bannister’s Vary Rover hit her after he set off in the direction of the spa space of the positioning and was travelling at 9-12mph.

In a part of her assertion learn to the courtroom, Ms Hobson-Shaw stated: “The woman stepped out into his path and Nick clearly had not seen her.”

She stated she then noticed the Vary Rover “hit the feminine and drive excessive of her”.

Bannister, of Bell Busk, close to Skipton, denies inflicting demise by driving with out due care and a focus.

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