Driver who 'knocked down' man who died weeks later after catching Covid charged ...

Driver who 'knocked down' man who died weeks later after catching Covid charged ...
Driver who 'knocked down' man who died weeks later after catching Covid charged ...
Driver who 'knocked down' retired lecturer who then caught Covid in hospital three weeks later and died is charged with causing death by dangerous driving Smail Afafsa, 54, allegedly hit Christopher Pack, 69, outside home in Maidstone Mr Pack was hospitalised for broken femur but caught Covid three weeks later He died a week after catching disease amid the peak of England's second wave 

A driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after the man he hit with his car died after catching Covid-19 while in hospital.

Smail Afafsa, 54, allegedly struck down Christopher Pack, 69, just outside his home in Maidstone, Kent, on December 29 last year.

Mr Pack, a retired university lecturer, fractured his right femur and was rushed to hospital - where he caught Covid three weeks later.

The father-of-two died just seven days after contracting the disease, Maidstone Magistrates Court heard.  

On the same day the grandfather was taken to hospital, the UK announced more than 80,000 new coronavirus cases, setting a new daily record. 

Over that week, the number of Covid-related deaths surged by 20 per cent, forcing prime minister Boris Johnson to place England into its third lockdown on January 6. 

And by January 28, near the date of Mr Pack's death, there were more than 37,000 people in hospital with Covid

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