Driver bailed over fatal A370 crash

PUBLISHED: 07:13 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:31 12 March 2018

North Somerset Courthouse.

North Somerset Courthouse.

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A lorry driver accused of killing a man in a crash on the A370 will appear at Bristol Crown Court later this month.

The A370 will be closed at night.The A370 will be closed at night.

John Parker was summoned to North Somerset Courthouse, near Weston, on February 28 to answer a charge relating to the death of Hugh Swain.

The 63-year-old, who lived in Mendip Gardens in Yatton with his wife Maggie, died in the collision on June 9 last year.

The incident took place at a pelican crossing in Congresbury and involved a lorry Parker was allegedly behind the wheel of.

Parker, of Fortfield Road in Whitchurch, faces one count of causing death by dangerous driving.

Due to the severity of the allegation, the 54-year-old was told by magistrates the matter would have to be dealt with at the crown court.

He will return to the dock on March 28 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Magistrates granted Parker unconditional bail until his next court date.

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