A lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving when it is alleged that he was watching television at the time of the collision.
The lorry driver drove into the rear of the vehicle the deceased was driving when it is thought he was watching television.
The lorry driver has denied causing death by dangerous driving but has agreed to a lesser charge of causing death by careless driving.
Google Searches Reveal Watching Television while Driving
The prosecution in a trial has informed the court that the lorry driver had made two Google Searches on his phone in his cab revealing the possibility that shortly before the tragic collision that he may have been watching television hence the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
At the court hearing it was said:
“There was clearly inadequate distance between the car and the lorry and insufficient time to stop.”
The court was told that the lorry driver was looking downwards for an “extended period” and was not paying attention to the road.
“There was no hope at that point to stop in time and avoid a collision,” the lorry driver’s actions were “inevitably dangerous”.
The lorry driver is said to have admitted that he“fell short” of the required standard but added: “The Crown say the driving was much worse than that and fell far below.”
The trial continues, reported in The Times
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