Man charged over mum's road death in Darlington

Shantelle Kirkup Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Shantelle Kirkup died in hospital from her injuries

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a mother was knocked down at a pedestrian crossing.

Shantelle Kirkup was struck by a Ford Focus as she crossed St Cuthbert's Way, Darlington, in May 2018.

The 29-year-old, of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, was with her five-year-old son, who was also injured.

A 36-year-old Darlington man will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on 21 February.

He has also been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Mrs Kirkup, a mother of two, was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital by air ambulance but later died.

Image copyright Google
Image caption Mrs Kirkup's son suffered "significant" injuries, police said

Related Internet links

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