Elderly driver denies crash with pedestrian on busy Northampton road... despite her having a broken leg

An elderly driver accused of hitting a woman as she crossed a busy road in Northampton and fleeing the scene denied the crash even happened in court today (Thursday, October 31).

Thursday, 31st October 2019, 3:12 pm

Arthur Desborough's Renault Clio was allegedly involved in a collision with a pedestrian in Wellingborough Road on April 19.

The 87-year-old, of Ashley Way, Westone, pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report the accident to police at Northampton Magistrates' Court.

"They keep saying there was a crash but there wasn't," he told the court from the dock.

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The crash was on Wellingborough Road near the Sir Pickering Phipps pub. Photo: Google
The crash was on Wellingborough Road near the Sir Pickering Phipps pub. Photo: Google

The woman was crossing the road with a friend near the Sir Pickering Phipps pub when a car approached them but did not stop or slow down, the prosecution lawyer said.

The car stopped briefly but then drove off - the victim required surgery for a broken leg after the crash.

Desborough was granted unconditional bail and is next due to appear at the same court on December 6.