A motorist who struck and killed a teenage girl while looking for a cloth to wipe his windscreen has been jailed for 27 months. Zoltan Ferencz, 23, was distracted and did not see 15-year-old Silvia Diaz Sanz and her friend using a pedestrian crossing.
Both girls were struck by Ferencz's car as they correctly crossed the Greenway Road in Taunton, Somerset last December. Silvia suffered fatal injuries and died at Musgrove Park Hospital the following day.
Her 16-year-old friend sustained arm and leg injuries. The defendant, of Cheddon Road, Taunton pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving; causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a vehicle while uninsured. He was jailed by a judge at Taunton Crown Court.