Schoolboys, aged 10 and 11, hit and killed by speeding car 'which drove into bus lane' | The Sun

TWO schoolboys were hit and killed by a speeding car, a court has heard.

Jack Hart was speeding when he drove his BMW into a bus lane before hitting the two friends, aged 10 and 11.

Hart, 32, of Anlaby Road, west Hull, previously denied causing the death of Steven Duffield on October 19, 2020, and Mason Deakin on November 2, 2020.

He later changed his plea to guilty.

The boys were riding their bikes when they were hit by Hart.

They were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary – where Steven tragically died.


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Mason was kept in intensive care and had been transferred to Leeds General Infirmary. He was in a coma and sadly passed away two weeks later.

A court heard how Hart removed his dashcam after the collision.

Charlotte Baines, representing Hart, said he was planning on changing his plea to guilty before trial was due to start on Tuesday.

Ms Baines asked if he could be granted bail beforehand to sort out his affairs.

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She said: "He has been on bail throughout.

"There has been no difficulty with him surrendering to bail throughout the proceedings."

But Judge John Thackray KC said: "He has had two years to get his affairs in order.

"He has played the system and left it to the last possible minute.

"His plea has come over two years later than it should have done."

Hart was told he would be remanded in custody.

Judge Thackray said that Hart faced a "very significant sentence measured in years".

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