Sheffield Council to consider safety measures on city centre streets after death of woman

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Sheffield Council is to look into the possibility of installing a crossing on a city centre road after a pensioner died following a collision with a bus.

Sheila Bowling, aged 74, was struck on Angel Street, in November 2013.

Sheffield Crown Court heard driver David Cameron, 59, of Spring Close Mount, Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, failed to brake or swerve.

He told police officers that bus operator First runs a bonus scheme for drivers who make the smoothest journeys each month.

Dashboard ‘traffic light’ technology records harsh braking and swerving.

Cameron, who was driving at 14mph at the time of the collision, was handed a 12-month community order, 100 hours of unpaid work and a one-year driving ban after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

Judge Robert Moore, who passed sentence and said Cameron had made ‘a clear error of judgment,’ added that his view had been restricted by ‘street furniture’ and called for a crossing.

A Sheffield City Council spokesman said: “We will be looking carefully at the judge’s recommendations and investigating any improvements that can be made to improve road safety on Angel Street.”