Woman driver jailed for causing the death of jogger in Ashford
An Ashford woman who was found guilty of causing the death of a jogger has been jailed for two and a half years.
Linda Ann Jenns, 49, of Richborough Way, Kingsnorth, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court on 12 June.
She was sentenced to 30 months on 22 June. She also received a four-year driving disqualification and will have to take a test again to get her licence back.
On 4 January last year 45-year old Paul Stinton was out jogging when he was hit by a white Ford Kuga along Simone Weil Avenue as he tried to cross the road. He died from his injuries three weeks later.
When interviewed by Kent Police, Jenns said that as she had driven through the traffic lights they were amber.
Investigating officer PC David Jeeves of Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: ‘This tragic collision happened at a busy set of traffic lights. Drivers need to be aware of the changing traffic lights and drive at a speed appropriate to the conditions.
‘The Highway code states that even amber lights should be stopped at unless you have crossed the stop line or to stop would cause an accident.’