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Man charged with driving offences -Reading

Alert message sent 18/05/2017 10:46:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

A 44-year-old man has been charged with a number of driving offences after a collision in Reading, following which a pedestrian died.

Joseph Wangige, of Courts Road, Earley, Reading was charged on 11/5 with the following:

Fail to stop at scene of a collision, Fail to report a collision, not having a MOT and use a motor vehicle/trailer with equipment likely to cause danger of injury.

He was arrested on 26 November 2016.

The charges relate to an incident on 26 November 2016 at 1.46am at Cemetery Junction, Reading when a vehicle collided with a pedestrian attempting to cross the road. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

The male pedestrian suffered serious injuries, which sadly resulted in his death three days later having never regained consciousness.

Wangige has been bailed to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on 8 June.

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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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