Jury Returns Not Guilty Verdicts to Two Counts of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving
Harry Bowyer was instructed on behalf of a driver who turned right into a side road into the path of a motorcycle that he had not seen. The rider and his pillion both died of their injuries. Guilty pleas were offered from the beginning to causing death by careless driving as, in any view, the motorcycle was there to be seen and ought to have been seen.
The prosecution did not accept the pleas and insisted on trying the case on the basis of causing death by dangerous driving.
The trial lasted four days and involved expert witnesses being called by the prosecution and the defence. The Jury returned after two hours consideration with Not Guilty verdicts.
Case DetailsCase Name: Jury Returns Not Guilty Verdicts to Two Counts of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving
Case Date: January 2020
Case Type (info): Crown Court