Driver bailed over fatal A370 crash

North Somerset Courthouse.

North Somerset Courthouse. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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.


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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.

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Magistrates granted Parker unconditional bail until his next court date.

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