23/03/2011 13:30 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Mum Accused Of Killing Autistic Son In Rush To Get To School

mum accused of killing autistic son A mother whose 11-year-old son died when her car crashed, was yesterday accused of killing him in her rush to get him to school.

Mold Crown Court heard that Karen Evans, 36, was driving her son Jordan and his two sisters to school late after the boy - who was autistic - deliberately missed his usual bus.

It was put to Ms Evans that in her hurry, she drove erratically before veering off a dual carriageway in front of another car after making a last-minute decision to buy fuel.

She then allegedly lost control of her Vauxhall Corsa, and it overturned, leaving Jordan with fatal head injuries.

Ms Evans denies causing Jordan's death by careless driving and claims a mechanical fault with the car caused the crash.

Oliver King for the prosecution dismissed Ms Evans claims to the police that her steering developed a shudder and that she attempted to slow down and turn safely into the slip road before the crash. Mr King told the court a police vehicle examiner found a nut on the steering wheel was loose, but this would not have affected the steering.

The case continues.