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Man charged with causing death of pedestrian Hannah Bowden by dangerous driving

Coventry Editorial 20th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A 32-year-old man will appear before Coventry Magistrates Court next month charged with causing death the death of 24-year-old Hannah Bowden by dangerous driving last August.

Driver Lewis Gilder, 32 from Swinburne Avenue, Copsewood, was bailed to appear at court on February 11.

The charges come after Hannah Bowden, from the Cheylesmore area of the city, was killed as she crossed the Sky Blue Way, Hillfields, just after 9pm on Monday, August 17.

Following the incident, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived, they found a young woman who had been in collision with a car.

“Sadly, she had suffered very serious injuries.

“Ambulance crews battled to stabilise her condition before taking her on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.”

Hannnah died in hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained when she was hit by the black Ford S-Max car.

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