Man facing prison sentence after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving over pedestrian hit by car on Stanningley Road

A Leeds man has been told he will be going to prison after pleading guilty to causing the death of a pedestrian by dangerous driving.

By Tony Gardner
Saturday, 15th January 2022, 4:45 am

Nathan Pickersgill, 23, pleaded guilty to the offence over the death of Shane Grimes when he appeared before Leeds Crown Court.

Mr Grimes, 30, from Bramley, died at the scene of the crash in Stanningley Road at its junction with Armley Grange Drive on July 13, 2019.

He had been a pedestrian hit by a blue Skoda Fabia being driven by Pickersgill at 10.58pm on Saturday July 13th.

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Shane Grimes was killed after being struck by a blue Skoda Fabia being driven by Nathan Pickersgill. Pickersgill will be sentenced in March after pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

The Skoda was travelling away from Leeds towards Stanningley Bypass.

Pickersgill appeared before the court yesterday (January 14) where he entered a guilty plea to causing death by dangerous driving.

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His barrister, Christopher Dunn, asked for sentencing to be adjourned for the preparation of reports.

Shane Grimes.

Judge Robin Mairs adjourned the case for sentencing on March 11 and granted Pickersgill bail until the next hearing.

He told the defendant: "This will be a custodial sentence. Prepare yourself for that."

Following Mr Grimes' death, floral tributes were left near to the scene.

A message attached to one of the tributes read: "Rest in peace, sending our thoughts and prayers to the family, sleep tight xxx."