Suffolk

Driver who killed husband 'steered sharply'

A woman who drove her car into her husband in Suffolk, killing him, steered sharply seconds before the crash, a court has heard.

Suzanne Knox, of Hemsby, Great Yarmouth drove the family's Renault Scenic into Anthony Knox after a row in Lowestoft, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Mrs Knox, 25, denies causing her husband's death by dangerous driving.

She admits the less serious charge of causing the 30-year-old's death by careless driving on 21 September 2010.

Mrs Knox had been out looking for her husband with their two young children in the car when she saw her husband sitting on a kerb near a pub on Woods Loke East, the court heard.

'Full view'

Giving evidence, PC Jeff Cribb told the court: "The evidence suggests the steering wheel was on full left-hand lock at the time of the accident.

"The view as she approached the street would have been obscured by a hedge but, as she turned into it, she would have had a full view of what was in front of her."

He agreed that Mrs Knox was driving within the speed limit, possibly travelling at as little as 10 to 15mph.

Mrs Knox told police that she had driven on to the kerb to park and speak to her husband.

She said she had not realised she had hit him until she got out of the car.

Witnesses described Knox as "hysterical" after the crash.

She called the emergency services and Mr Knox was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, where he died.

Prosecutor Christopher Paxton said there were no witnesses to the accident itself.

The trial continues.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites