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Lorry driver facing careless driving trial

In New Year, a lorry driver faced a trial for allegedly causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving. Charged with careless driving, the operator caused the death of a cyclist.

Last January 23, the victim identified as Christopher Paul Griffiths, age 50, died on the southbound carriageway of the A19 on Teesside. At 7:10 o’clock in that morning, Griffiths was cycling on his way to work when he was struck by a Mercedes Benz truck at the A689 junction. The victim dies on the scene.

The operator of the Mercedes Benz was Paul Dove, age 54 and resident of Aldwych Square, Sunderland. He was arrested and charged in connection with the fatal accident.

He appeared at Teesside Crown Court and denied causing death by careless driving. His trial will be held in April.

Griffith’s family mourned the passing of their Grandfather whom they all loved and will miss as he was a kind-hearted man.

Careless driving is described as operating a vehicle without due care and attention. This is classified as a particular type of moving traffic violation. It is often punishable by fines or endorsements on a driver’s license.

Charges of careless driving can be proven if the prosecution proves that the driver has fallen below the standard expected of a competent driver and that the operator did not show reasonable consideration for other pedestrians and vehicles on the road
Although careless driving is less serious compared to reckless driving but it is considered more serious than driving while using a mobile. This offence is committed when the driving of the accused falls below the standard expected of a reasonable, prudent and competent driver in all the circumstances of the case.

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Source: The Northern Echo

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