A TOTTON pensioner has been charged with causing the death of an 86-year-old woman and seriously injuring another women during a crash outside a Hampshire supermarket.

Doris Lush died when she was hit by a car that crashed into a cashpoint at the Morrisons store in Totton on July 12, 2018.

Mrs Lush, 86, of Park Road, Chandler’s Ford, was pronounced dead at Southampton General Hospital.

A 22-year-old woman, also from Chandler’s Ford, suffered what police have described as “life-changing injuries” in the incident.

Now a 78-year-old woman has appeared in court to face an allegation of causing death by dangerous driving and causing injury by dangerous driving.

Pauline Cove, of Hounsdown Avenue, Totton, appeared at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, February 19.

She did not enter a plea and her case was moved to Southampton Crown Court.

Cove was given unconditional bail until her next hearing on March 20.

Winchester Coroner’s Court previously heard that Mrs Lush suffered an upper cervical spinal injury in the collision and died in hospital.

A full inquest is due to take place following the conclusion of any criminal proceedings.