Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale today

Manor Park taxi driver in court over 91-year-old’s road death

17:09 06 February 2013

Renee Peett

Renee Peett

Archant

A 91-year-old woman who died after a collision with a black cab was “tossed in the air and did a somersault” in the accident, a court heard.

Renee Peett, from Highbury, died two days after the incident on Waterloo Bridge in October 2011 left her with a shattered pelvis and broken spine.

The taxi driver, Noel Cameron, of Sixth Avenue, Manor Park, was accused of causing death by careless driving. at Inner London Crown Court on Monday January 28.

Paul Ayling, who was cycling along the bridge at the time, told the court: “She was tossed in the air, pretty much did a somersault, then came to rest in the bus lane.”

Opening the case for the prosecution, Hamish Reid told the jury: “There is no dispute that Mr Cameron was driving and there is no dispute that he collided with Renee Peett and she eventually died of injuries sustained.

“What is in dispute and what you all need to decide is whether he was driving with due care and attention.

“Whatever your decision he will need to live with what happened for the rest of his life.”

Cameron was heading south across the bridge, taking a teenage passenger from his school in north London to Fulham FC training ground at about 5.30pm on October 3 2011.

Ms Peett, who had health problems, dementia and used a walking stick, tried to cross the road.

Mr Cameron stopped at the scene and was “clearly shocked and distressed”.

He was arrested by police and when interviewed claimed Ms Peett stepped out, walked slowly and was unaware of the traffic.

The trial continues.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:33
Strike action by four unions looms for Wednesday, July 8

Unions have just one hour to accept a new pay offer by London Underground, as tube drivers prepare for a walkout which could see the entire network shut down for more than 24 hours from Wednesday evening.

TfL
Yesterday, 17:11
The sand is imported into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Forget packing up a picnic and getting stuck in traffic on your way to a crowded seaside town.

Elizabeth Olympic
Yesterday, 15:08
Newham has a reported £563 million of high interest bank loans. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A parliamentary committee chairman has called for a national inquiry into £15 billion worth of high interest bank loans taken out by more than 200 local authorities, with the spotlight turning on Newham.

Newham Council
Yesterday, 14:57
Paralympic swimmers Chloe Davies and Amy Marren at the London Aquatics Centre ahead of National Paralympic Day 2015

A decade on from London’s successful Games bid, two of the youngest 2012 Paralympians returned to the site of their Games debut to make a splash once again.

London Aquatics Centre

Most read news

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder