Ericson Dalire Andres, aged 41 from Poole, appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday 25 March 2022 to be sentenced after admitting a charge of causing death by careless driving at an earlier appearance at the same court.
He was sentenced to a 12-month community order, with a requirement to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work as well as pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85.
The victim, 69-year-old Susan Stanford, was leaving the Asda supermarket in West Quay Road pushing a shopping trolley on 18 September 2020 at around 2pm.
As she crossed the road, Andres turned into the road in his vehicle and collided with her.
Members of the public came to her aid before officers and paramedics attended. She was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries. Very sadly she died in Southampton General Hospital a few days later.
Inspector Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “This case is a sad reminder of the devastating consequences that can result from even a momentary lapse of concentration when someone is at the wheel of a vehicle.
“Our thoughts remain with the family of Susan Stanford and we would like to thank them for their support throughout the investigation and court proceedings.”
Following the sentencing hearing, Susan’s family has issued the following tribute: “Sue sadly was taken from us to a heavenly place 26 September 2020.
“Sue leaves behind a devoted husband Dave and two wonderful daughters, Jadine and Kirsty, that she deeply loved and adored. They will continue her legacy, smile, and make sure Sue is never forgotten. Sue had not long moved to her final dream home in Creekmoor but had spent much of her adult years abroad in Berlin. Sue was born in Bournemouth, daughter to the late Emily and Reginald Light in 1951. Sadly, Sue also leaves her twin brother Tony who cherishes their memories together.
“Sue is missed and loved every day by all who knew her. Sue touched everyone with her love, friendship, and passion for life and family. RIP.”
Update 28.3.2022: Ericson Dalire Andres was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.
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