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Man jailed after car crash kills three-year-old girl

A Royston man has been jailed after he was involved in a car crash which killed a three-year-old girl.

Carlo Zambonini, 58, of Old North Road, Royston, pleaded guilty to the charge of causing death by dangerous driving at a hearing in December.

He was sentenced to three years in jail and disqualified from driving for three years at Cambridge Crown Court today (Friday March 16).

The charge followed an incident on Kneesworth Street, Royston on May 29, 2011 when the Mazda MX5 he was driving mounted the pavement and collided with Frances Chin as she walked along the pavement with her mother, aunt and sister.

Sadly, Frances later died in hospital and her aunt was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

PC Martin Longley, from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, who investigated the collision, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of Frances Chin today who have shown tremendous courage throughout what has been an extremely harrowing experience for them.

“The sentence passed today reflects theseverity of what Carlo Zambonini has done and the consequences driving dangerously have on society.

“Nothing can ever bring Frances back but I hope that the sentence today will allow her family some closure.”

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