13 December 2021

Jennifer Hutchison charged over death of elderly pedestrian in Lyneham

| Albert McKnight
Two people leaving court

Jennifer June Hutchison (left) leaves court with a supporter after appearing for her negligent driving charge for the first time. Photo: Albert McKnight.

A driver indicated she will fight a charge alleging she caused the death of an elderly pedestrian in Lyneham earlier this year when she appeared in court for the first time.

Jennifer June Hutchison had been issued her charge of negligent driving occasioning death before the case against her was briefly heard in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (13 December).

She was represented by lawyer Kat Duffy, who indicted she would enter a not guilty plea.

Earlier this year, ACT Policing received reports that an 84-year-old pedestrian had allegedly been struck by a vehicle on a pedestrian crossing near the intersection of Brigalow and Hall Streets in Lyneham at about 5:30 pm on 18 June 2021.

They allege he sustained serious injuries from the crash and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment, but died about a week later on 24 June.

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Police later issued the then-61-year-old Ms Hutchison with her charge via summons, which means she is not on bail.

In court, Magistrate James Stewart adjourned the matter for a pre-hearing mention to 21 February 2022.

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