Saskia Bets: Bus driver admits killing Yorkshire school worker by dangerous driving in A19 morning rush hour crash

A bus driver has admitted causing the death of Yorkshire education worker Saskia Bets, 27, by dangerous driving, having initially denied the offence.
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Jonathan Eaves, 25, was due to stand trial at York Crown Court later this month over the collision on the A19 at Alne in January 2021.

However, at a brief hearing on Tuesday he was re-arraigned and changed his plea to guilty. He will now be sentenced at the same court in January.

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Miss Bets, from Easingwold, died in Hull Royal Infirmary after her Audi A1 was struck by the empty single-decker Volvo bus during the morning rush hour. At the time, she was driving to work at Hobs Moor Oaks Academy in Acomb, York, where she was a behaviour and wellbeing mentor.

The former Lady Lumley’s School at Pickering pupil lived with her partner, Sam Reid, and they were renovating a home together. Eaves, from Preston, had still been working as a bus driver since the tragedy, but on Tuesday was handed an immediate driving ban by Judge Simon Hickey. He was bailed until the sentencing hearing, but was warned to expect a prison term. He has no previous convictions.