A driver who killed a Blackpool pensioner after accelerating to scare two pedestrians has been jailed for eight months.
Natalie Foulser had been staring at the pair, who had just used a crossing, when she ploughed into Averil Monks on June 27 last year.
The 21-year-old artist had been doing 35mph on the 30 mph Preston New Road, at Marton, at the point of impact.
Following a trial at Preston Crown Court Foulser was found not guilty of causing the death of former nurse Mrs Monks by dangerous driving.
But she had admitted the lesser charge of causing the death of the 75-year-old by careless driving.
As well as facing eight months behind bars, she was banned from driving for two years and told she must take an extended driving test.
As Foulser was led away sobbing from the dock at Burnley Crown Court, her barrister described the collision as a “momentary lapse of concentration.”
Foulser, of Heathfield Road, Fleetwood, was at the wheel of a Honda Civic when she hit the great-grandmother.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics she died at the scene.
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