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Man cleared of killing nurse through careless driving

A hospital technician was cleared yesterday of all charges connected to a tragic road traffic collision.

Norrell Hull Jr, 48, was found not guilty of killing Tamra Broadley through careless driving during an incident alleged to have happened on September 9, 2019.

Michael Denbrook Sr, Ms Broadley’s fiancé, said that her family were “hurt and disappointed” with the outcome.

He added that the family would seek closure through prayer and that “it’s in God’s hand now”.

Michael Denbrook Jr, 25, Ms Broadley’s son, said: “Knowing my mom, she wouldn’t feel any peace with this. Nobody would.”

Mr Hull declined a request for comment.

The Supreme Court jury reached a majority verdict yesterday after about five hours of deliberation.

The court heard that Mr Hull, from Southampton, was driving along Berry Hill Road in Paget when he collided with Ms Broadley across from the old King Edward VII Memorial Hospital parking lot.

Ms Broadley, a nurse at KEMH, who was crossing the street at the time, was admitted to the hospital for treatment for chest injuries.

She was released later that day, but returned several days later after she complained of “severe pain in [her] chest”.

It was discovered that Ms Broadley had also fractured her right knee and she underwent surgery on September 20.

The court heard that a blood clot formed around the same time as the accident and travelled to her lungs, which sent her health into a downward spiral and ultimately killed her on October 4.

Mr Hull told the court that he had been blinded by the sun at the time of the collision and that Ms Broadley “came out of nowhere”, which gave him no time to avoid hitting her.

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