Banned driver on drugs killed great-great-grandmother as she delivered a cake

A driver who killed a great-great-grandmother as she was delivering a cake to a friend has been jailed for four years.

Alan Davies, 35, was found to have cocaine in his system and 55 previous driving offences when he ran over 80-year-old Tydfil Jenkins in Maesteg, in Bridgend County.

"Davies collided into and killed an elderly lady who was crossing a residential road", said prosecutor James Wilson.

Cardiff Crown Court heard Mrs Jenkins had delivered a homemade cake to her friend Mary and was on her way home when she was struck and killed on Bethania Street.

Mr Wilson added: "She was very close to her home."

Witness Phillip Evans was walking along the road when he saw Davies' Renault Clio fail to brake.

Mr Wilson said: "As the vehicle passed him he could not see any brake lights activated, he then heard a bump and saw the victim being thrown into the air."

"Paramedics arrived at the scene to help the victim, but sadly at 17:46 she was pronounced dead," Mr Wilson added.

A victim impact statement from Mrs Jenkins' daughter, Hayley Morgan, described her as "the head of the family".

Alan Davies was jailed for four years Credit: South Wales Police

Father of one Davies pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving, driving whilst disqualified, being uninsured and under the influence of drugs.

He was jailed for four years and disqualified from driving for seven years and 49 weeks.