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Pensioner behind Beckenham hit and run gets suspended sentence

PUBLISHED: 11:15 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:15 20 November 2017

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He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving

An elderly driver who sped off after hitting an 84-year-old pedestrian in Beckenham was sentenced last week.

Derek Morris, 77, of Queen Adelaide Road in Penge, admitted he was driving dangerously when his silver Peugeot hit a pensioner walking along Beckenham Road.

The crash left Morris’ victim in hospital for three months.

Police and paramedics rushed to Beckenham Road just after 6.30pm on October 12 last year, where they discovered an elderly man had been hit by a car which did not stop at the scene.

Work began to trace the car, and on October 17, Morris was arrested.

Appearing at Croydon Crown Court on Friday, November 17, Morris admitted to failing to stop at the scene of a collision, having already pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years and was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid community work.

Morris was also given a £450 fine and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140. He was also disqualified from driving for three years.

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