A WOMAN has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in relation to a collision which cost the life of a pensioner whose late husband was killed by muggers.
Theresa Bhandari, 76, was seriously injured after being involved in a head-on collision on July 25 on the Welsh Road near the “blue bridge”, just two minutes’ from her Garden City home.
Mrs Bhandari died on July 31 at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
A North Wales Police spokeswoman said: “A woman has today (November 4) been charged following a fatal road traffic collision in Queensferry in July 2008 whereby 76-year-old Theresa Bhandari died.
“The 35-year-old woman has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and having no insurance and has been bailed to appear before Mold Magistrates on Tuesday 18th November.”
The 35-year-old, who was also taken to the Countess with serious injuries following the accident, was arrested on August 7.
It was in 2002 that Mrs Bhandari lost her husband of 47 years, Amrit, known as “Andy”, after the 72-year-old was mugged by Sarah Campbell from Hampton, near Malpas, and Kim Woolley, from Liverpool, outside the Chester Odeon in Northgate Street.
Campbell and Woolley were convicted of manslaughter but Campbell died of a drugs overdose shortly after arriving at Styal Women’s Prison.
Campbell’s mother Pauline, of Hampton Heath, near Malpas, began a campaign to improve conditions for women in prisons but in May she was found dead alongside her daughter’s grave in a suspected suicide.
Mrs Bhandari is survived by her son Rory, from Loughborough, and daughter Nina 45, from Upton, Chester.
A post mortem examination provisionally showed Mrs Bhandari died of chest and abdominal trauma subject to confirmation at her inquest which will be held in due course.