Judith Wadsworth Wiki – Judith Wadsworth Biography
Judith Wadsworth, 66, died when she was hit by Nicholas Bannister’s Range Rover at the Coniston Hotel and Spa, near Skipton, in February 2020. Natasha Hobson-Shaw became emotional in the witness box as she told jurors how she “witnessed it all”. Bannister, 64, denies causing his death by reckless driving. Mrs Wadsworth had been collecting boxes for her daughter’s wedding in the car park and was returning to the reception when the collision occurred on February 7, 2020. Mr Bannister had also been running errands and left reception before heading to the hotel spa in his Range Rover. Bradford Crown Court was previously told Wadsworth had been using a pedestrian walkway when Bannister turned right coming out of a junction and hit her at around 17:20 GMT. Giving evidence, Miss Hobson-Shaw said she had finished her work and was walking away from the spa area towards the hotel when she saw a pedestrian ahead of her and saw Mr Bannister’s car.
Judith Wadsworth was 66 years old.
Witness recalls moment hotel boss ran over bride’s mum
She told the jury that Mr Banister was not going “silly fast” and that she thought he was slowing down. “I thought he was going slower towards that area because he had seen Mrs Wadsworth and was going to stop, I didn’t think an accident was going to happen,” she said. “I really thought everything was going to be okay and he had seen her and he was slowing down to stop. “This didn’t stop and I witnessed it all.” She said that when Bannister got out of his car he was very surprised and “repeatedly said ‘I didn’t see her, I didn’t see her.'” The court was told experts found he was traveling between 14 and 19 km/h (nine and 12 mph) at the time of the collision. Prosecutors allege that Bannister did not see Wadsworth because he “at the time was not driving with due care or attention.” However, in an agreed fact read out to the court, jurors were told that Mrs Wadsworth had been “partially obscured by a wooden post and a small pole in the roadside car park”.