Driver jailed over Marlborough pavement crash death

A4 near Savernake Hospital Image copyright Google
Image caption Jane Thompson was walking on the pavement when she was fatally struck by the BMW

A driver has been jailed for six years for killing a pedestrian when his speeding car mounted a pavement.

Jane Thompson, 54, died when Alexander May's BMW hit her as she left work at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 9 June last year.

May, 28, of Ramsbury, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a trial at Salisbury Crown Court.

He has also been banned from driving for 10 years.

Wiltshire Police said Ms Thompson, who lived in the Redhouse area of Swindon, had been walking on the pavement along the A4 after finishing work in the afternoon.

A passer-by and paramedics tried unsuccessfully to save her and she died at the scene.

Police said accident investigators concluded May had been speeding up the hill out of Marlborough towards Froxfield when his car mounted the kerb.

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