Esme Weir was going to pre-school with her pregnant mum when she was hit by Peter Williams’ pick-up van
The parents of a four-year-old girl killed by a delivery driver after he mounted a pavement say everyone involved must live with what happened.
Esme Weir was riding a scooter on her way to pre-school with her pregnant mum Jessica Weir when she was hit by Peter Williams’ pick-up van.
Williams denied causing death by dangerous driving following the incident in Neston, Wirral at around midday on Friday, January 15 last year.
The 62-year-old, of Poulton Road, Wallasey, was today found not guilty of this charge and the lesser offence of causing death by careless driving.
He burst into tears when the jury returned its verdict after three hours of deliberation and a three-day trial at Liverpool Crown Court.