Driver in court over death charge

A 35-year-old man has appeared before a judge at Carlisle Crown Court accused of being to blame for the death of a pensioner who died after being hit by a car while he was crossing the road.

Paul Robertson from Morton was charged with causing the death of 67-year-old Kenneth Thomas Graham by driving a Skoda Octavia dangerously.

Mr Graham was hit by a car while he was crossing the road near his home in Newtown Road, Carlisle on the evening of May 12th, 2012.

Robertson spoke only to confirm his name, and did not enter a plea to the charge. He has been remanded on bail.

A second driver allegedly involved in the accident - 42-year-old Robert Hartley from Carlisle - has been charged with dangerous driving, but not so that it caused Mr Graham’s death.