Woman admits causing death by driving without due care and attention

Date published: 14 February 2020 13:17
Dated: 14 February 2020 13:17:29

A 19-year-old woman has appeared before court and pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention.

Charley O’Mara, from the Woodhouse area of Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 13 February and pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention.

On Monday 1 October 2018, a 79-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision outside the Woodhouse Medical Centre, close to the junction with Tannery Street.

The woman was taken to hospital where she sadly died three days later. Her family has shared the following short statement:

“Valarie Marshall was an amazing mum, sister, grandma, auntie, great-grandma and meant such a lot to everyone who knew her.  She was the head of our family. Everyone loved and respected her.

“We are pleased that this matter has now been concluded and that we have closure. We ask that our privacy is respected while we continue to come to terms with our loss.”

O’Mara was sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work, given a 30-day community order to be completed over the next 18 months and banned from driving for 12 months.

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