Man due in court over 63-year-old’s death

North Somerset Courthouse.

North Somerset Courthouse. - Credit: Archant

A lorry driver from Bristol will appear in court today (Wednesday) accused of causing the death of a man in Congresbury.

Pedestrian Hugh Swain died in June after a collision involving a lorry at a pelican crossing on the A370.

John Parker, of Fortfield Road in Whitchurch, has been charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving.

The crash happened on June 9 last year.

Mr Swain lived in Mendip Gardens in Yatton with his wife Maggie. He was 63 years old.


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His sister Angela Walker told the Times last summer that his death had come as a ‘tremendous shock’.

Parker, who is 54 years old, is due before magistrates at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges later this morning.

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The severity of the alleged offence means it will ultimately need to be dealt with at the crown court.

North Somerset Courthouse says a ‘not guilty plea is anticipated’.

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