A woman on trial over a crash that killed a 17-year-old motorcyclist has said she is 'devastated' about the collision.

Christine Heynes, 61, said she had been on her way to tend horses when 17-year-old motorcyclist Aaron Dennis collided with her VW Caddy in Curdridge, near Bishop's Waltham.

Giving evidence on the third day of her trial, Heynes said she has been driving for 42 years and has lived on Chapel Lane for three years and has never had a near miss.

She said she used to drive on the junction between Chapel Lane and Botley Road several times a day but has not used the stretch since the crash.

“I can’t go up there. I get panic attacks. I used it about three or four times every day.”

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On the evening of the incident on January 14 this year, she said it was dark but that she completed all her checks before pulling out of the junction, looking left and right.

She said: “I looked right. In the distance, there was a light. I assessed I had enough time to manoeuvre to the other side of the road.

“I accelerated onto the other side of the road. Looking in the direction I was going. Then there was a bang to the side of the car.

“I didn’t understand what had happened. I thought it was an animal. I didn’t know what it was.

“I immediately put my foot on the brake. Put my hazard lights on and turned the engine off.

“When I got out I saw behind me there was a man lying face down on the ground and I just went into shock. I just couldn’t understand how it happened and why it happened.”

The jury heard how Heynes was told to phone the emergency services by another driver who had stopped.

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She told the court that a driver had told her the motorcyclist had been speeding I'm the lead-up to the crash but that she had not assessed its speed herself.

The court has been told the motorcyclist could have been travelling at up to 60 or 70mph.

She added: “I didn’t know it had hit me. When you are in shock you can’t think straight, you don’t know what is going on.

“It was a blur. I couldn’t talk properly to the operator. I’m devastated about the collision.

“I can only imagine how much pain and suffering [the family] has been through. I have children. I honestly don’t believe I was to blame for what happened.”

The court heard how she had seen the light of the Yamaha motorcycle at the bend of the road but that she had not seen the bike after that.

Prosecuting, Barry McElduff suggested however that Heynes had “blocked out what actually happened” accusing her of “misjudging” the manoeuvre.

Heynes denies causing death by careless driving.

The trial continues.