Husband ran from home to find dying wife and seriously injured stepdaughter and 11-month-old grandson after they were hit by a Mercedes while walking to a village pub, court hears
- A grandmother, mother and 11-month-old baby were hit by a Mercedes
- The crash killed Nicole Bowden and Emily Fox-Williams was put on life support
- It is hoped that Miss Fox-Williams’ 11-month-old son will make a full recovery
- Shane Bovey, 40, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving
A husband found his dying wife and seriously injured stepdaughter and grandson lying in the street after being the first to arrive after a horrific car accident in a “cruel twist of fate,” a court has heard.
Nicole Bowden, her daughter Emily Fox-Williams and her 11-month-old grandson had just left home and were walking to their village pub when they were all hit by a Mercedes car.
Mrs Bowden’s husband, Matthew Bowden, rushed to the tragedy in Mosterton, near Beaminster, Dorset, last Thursday night.
The Poole Magistrates’ Court heard that all three members of the family were airlifted to Bristol Hospital, where Mrs Bowden, who was in her 40s, died of her injuries.
Miss Fox-Williams, who is in her twenties, remains on a life support machine and unresponsive to medical staff.
Nicole Bowden suffered serious injuries after being hit by the Mercedes and sadly died
The horrific crash happened last Thursday as Nicole Bowden, her daughter Emily Fox-Williams and her 11-month-old son were walking into a pub
The Mercedes car hit the group, leaving Ms. Bowden and Ms. Fox-Williams with critical injuries
Her son recovers from his injuries. It is hoped that he will make a full recovery.
The alleged driver of the Mercedes convertible, Shane Bovey, 40, was also taken to hospital before being arrested.
He has since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a traffic accident, causing death by operating a vehicle without insurance, causing death from driving an unlicensed vehicle, taking possession of a vehicle, and making threats to kill.
Bovey appeared at the Poole Magistrates’ Court to answer the charge. He did not plead at the brief hearing and his case was sent to the Crown Court.
Shane Bovey, 40, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving
A request for bail was rejected and he was remanded in custody until the next hearing on March 16.
Leah Dillon continued, “By a very cruel twist of fate, the first people on the scene were her (Mrs. Bowden) husband and stepson.
‘The victims walked, perhaps even in their driveway, to the pub.
Nicole, her daughter and 11-month-old were all flown to hospital in Bristol.
Tragically, Nicole didn’t make it. Her daughter Emily has been on a ventilator since the collision.
“The 11-month-old baby is now out of sedation and has injuries, but will hopefully recover.
“I’m not going to go into what the scene was like, but for her husband, one can’t imagine what that was like.”
Around 180 people attended a church service in memory of Mrs Bowden at Mosterton Church last Sunday.