Don't miss a story sign up to the North Somerset Times FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Driver bailed over fatal crash

PUBLISHED: 07:55 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 12 March 2018

North Somerset Courthouse.

North Somerset Courthouse.


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

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

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

The incident took place at a pelican crossing on the A370 and involved a lorry Parker was allegedly behind the wheel of.

Parker, of Fortfield Road in Whitchurch, was subsequently charged by Avon and Somerset Constabulary with 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 decided to grant Parker unconditional bail until his next court date.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:43

The Met Office has upgraded a weather warning for North Somerset, with the South West set to be battered by ‘strong winds and heavy snow’.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Sports fans at a Nailsea school have been given exciting new roles to help organise events and clubs for pupils.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Clevedon pupils have been making bonding squares for a hospital baby unit.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:59

Six girls have been selected to take centre stage at Portishead Carnival.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Almost half a million pounds has been handed to local authorities in the West of England to help deliver a masterplan for 100,000 homes.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:56

Blonde hair, pink or none at all? That is the choice facing a fundraiser who is taking part in a three-month charity effort in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Read more
Fri, 17:12

North Somerset is awash with live music shows this weekend, and with Spring now upon us, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy.

Read more
Fri, 17:00

Plans to replace ‘wholly inadequate’ GP surgeries with a new medical practice have been criticised by a parish council.

Read more
Fri, 13:51

Book sales have raised almost £1,500 for a GP practice.

Read more
Fri, 13:00

A village preschool has been handed a cash boost to help pay for vital repairs.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 1°C

min temp: -0°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications