Brentwood: Man convicted following fatal collision
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A man has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving after colliding with a pedestrian in Brentwood.
A 35-year-old man, from Chelmsford, was crossing the street in Ongar Road on 3 July 2021 when he was involved in a collision with a Mini Cooper driven by 30-year-old Seamus Reilly.
Sadly, the victim later died in hospital on 13 July 2021.
Reilly, of Elizabeth Road, Pilgrims Hatch, was arrested and, following a forensic investigation led by our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
A jury convicted him of this charge following a trial at Basildon Crown Court on Monday 5 February.
He is due to be sentenced at the same court on Monday 18 March.
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More than ever, irresponsible, dangerous and illegal road behaviour is being recorded by road users. Through Extra Eyes this footage can be sent to, and reviewed by, an investigator within Road Policing at Essex Police.