Tram driver admits death driving charge in Blackpool

Maureen Foxwell
Image caption Maureen Foxwell had been on holiday with her husband of 48 years

The driver of a tram which collided with a pensioner on Blackpool promenade has admitted causing her death by careless driving.

Maureen Foxwell, from Trinant, Caerphilly county, had been celebrating her 70th birthday when she was knocked down in August last year.

Paul Edensor, 36, of Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court.

Sentencing was adjourned until 8 December.

Mrs Foxwell suffered a fractured skull and chest injuries and died a month later.

In a statement at the time, her family said: "Maureen was married to Barry for 48 years and will be sadly missed by him."

Mr Foxwell said the couple - who had chosen to holiday in Blackpool where they spent their honeymoon - had also marked their wedding anniversary, shortly before her death.

"She saw it through our anniversary, but sadly passed away," he said.

The facts of the case were not opened by the prosecution during the 10-minute hearing.

Mr Edensor was given an interim driving ban and told to surrender his driving licence to police.

Judge Pamela Badley granted him unconditional bail.

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