A MAN has been charged with death by dangerous driving after a 'beautiful' couple from Moor Park were killed in a car crash.
Alan and Rochelle Bernard were walking along Banks Road towards their holiday home on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole, Dorset, when a silver Mercedes smashed into them on September 11 last year, at about 10.35pm.
Mr Bernard, 53, and his wife, 51, of South Approach, were pronounced dead at the scene, as reported in the Gazette. A 60-year-old female pedestrian from London was also badly injured in the crash, but survived.
A 33-year-old man from Poole was arrested just hours after the crash and has since been on police bail. He has been charged with two counts of death by dangerous driving, plus one count of grievous bodily harm and another count of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.
A spokesperson for Dorset Police, which has been investigating the incident, said: "This is a very serious and complex investigation involving the deaths of two people and a collision scene spread across a large area. Throughout the investigation we have kept the family up to date with all developments."
Mr and Mrs Bernard are survived by three children – James, Robert and Natasha, aged between 17 and 27.
An inquest heard that the couple, who were popular members of Northwood United Synagogue, in Murray Road, died of multiple injuries.
The driver is due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court next Wednesday (30).