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East Lancashire driver on new death charge
3:16pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
A TIPPER truck driver has been charged with causing the death of a Burnley and District Motorcycle Club rider.
Father-of-two Jeremy White, known to friends as Jez, died after a collision on the A683 Gisburn Road, in Blacko, on April 23.
Mr White, 47, of Pine Street, Nelson, a building site foreman, had been riding his Kawsaki Ninja 1100cc bike home when the collision happened.
John Kay, 57, of Tower Farm, Gisburn Road, Blacko, was initially charged by Lancashire Police with causing death by dangerous driving. But when Kay appeared before Burnley magistrates, prosecutors withdrew the allegation, and will now proceed with a charge of causing death by driving without due care and attention.
He was said to have been at the wheel of an S-registration Ford Transit tipper vehicle at the time.
No plea has so far been entered, but Kay has elected a jury trial on the careless driving charge.
He was remanded on unconditional bail until November 14 by magistrates for committal proceedings.