A DRIVER has admitted causing the death of a gran in a crash that injured her step-daughter and baby grandson as they walked to the pub.
Nicole Bowden, 48, was hit by Shane Bovey in a stolen Mercedes as she left home with her stepdaughter Emily Fox-Williams and her 11-month-old grandson.
Tragically, Nicole's husband Matthew Bowden found his wife dying in Dorset as he arrived at the scene first in a "cruel turn of fate".
Bovey today pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of Nicole and aggravated vehicle taking.
He is yet to enter pleas to two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving in relation to Emily and her son.
Nicole had barely left the driveway when Bovey ploughed into her in the stolen Mercedes CLK320 convertible.
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The trio were airlifted to hospital where tragically Nicola passed away shortly after.
Her daughter was left in a critical condition and remains on life support.
Emily's baby son suffered a broken eye socket and was put into an induced coma but has since recovered.
Bovey was also taken to hospital following the horror on February 8 before being charged.
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Prosecutor Leah Dillon told the court previously: "The victims were walking, perhaps even still in their driveway, to the pub. Nicole, her daughter and 11-month-old were all flown to hospital in Bristol.
"I'm not going to go into what the scene was like, but for her husband one can't imagine how that was."
Around 180 people attended a church service held in memory of Nicole at Mosterton Church following the crash.
Bovey was remanded in custody ahead of a hearing on May 2 at Bournemouth Crown Court.
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