A 37-YEAR-OLD man accused of causing the death of an 80-year-old woman by careless driving is facing a trial this week.

Alice Berry was crossing the northbound lane of Leigh Road in Leigh on Sunday, June 3, 2018 when she was hit by a Citroen Picasso.

Jamie Hawkins, 37, of Essex Place, Tyldesley was subsequently charged with causing Alice's death by driving without due care and attention.

He is appearing at Bolton Crown Court this week with the five-day trial set to be concluded on Friday.

Following Alice's death, her family released a statement which said: “She was the best mother and grandmother anyone could have.

“She was loved by all and a friend to many.

"She will be sadly missed by us all."