Teenager pleads guilty to causing death by dangerous driving - Witney

06/03/2015

A man appeared at Oxford Crown Court today, Friday, 06 March 2015, and pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and causing injury through dangerous driving following a road traffic collision in Witney last June, which claimed the life of a teenage girl.

Robert Blackwell, aged 19, of Hayway Lane, was arrested following the death of schoolgirl Liberty Baker.

Liberty, aged 14, of Throney Leys, Witney, died after being struck by a blue Citroen C2, being driven by Blackwell, as she waited for the school bus in Curbridge Road, Witney, to take her to Henry Box School.

The vehicle mounted the pavement and struck Liberty, two other girls and a man, who were also injured, on 30 June last year.  Liberty was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, but later died of head injuries.

Blackwell was given an interim driving disqualification and released on conditional bail to appear at Oxford Crown Court for sentence on Thursday, 16 April 2015.