Woman Loses Licence After Crash Death

A 35-year-old woman has been sentenced after crashing her car into a bus stop - killing a 45-year-old mother.

Lola Olayemi, of St Giles Close in Reading, appeared at Reading Crown Court earlier today (31/10).

She was given a 12-month community order, including 300 hours of unpaid work, as well as a 12-month driving ban, after admitting one count of causing death by careless driving and a separate count of shoplifting.

At about 1.25pm on 28 February, Olayemi was driving a Toyota Rav 4 when she lost control and ploughed into a bus shelter in Briant’s Avenue in Caversham.

Catriona Scott was left with serious injuries and died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital the following day.

Her nine-year-old son, who was standing with her at the time, was also hurt. His injuries included a fractured skull.

On 28 July, just hours after she was charged in connection with the fatal collision, Olayemi went into Debenhams in The Oracle, Reading, and stole more than £300 worth of clothing.

Sgt Richard Thorpe, of the Road Death Investigation Unit based at Three Mile Cross, said:

“My thoughts remain with the family and friends of Catriona Scott. Their pain and loss has been exacerbated by Lola Olayemi, who attempted to cover her tracks and deny responsibility for her appalling driving last February.

“Only when faced with compelling evidence did she finally accept responsibility and plead guilty to the offence.

“I would like to thank the many members of the public who came forward and were prepared to give evidence in court.”

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