Sunday, 04 October 2015

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Careless driver admits killing biker on main Cumbrian road

A young man has admitted killing a west Cumbrian supermarket worker by careless driving.

Paul Fursey photo
Paul Fursey

Paul Fursey – who worked at the Asda store in Workington – died on October 2 last year when his motorbike collided with a car pulling out of a side road onto the A66 near Cockermouth.

The driver of the car, 23-year-old Jamie Alexander Crellin, of Row Brow Park, Dearham, Maryport, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court to a charge of causing his death by driving without due care and attention.

Prosecuting barrister Tim Evans said the accident at the Great Broughton junction was down to “a momentary lapse of concentration” by the car driver.

Mr Fursey, who was 31 and originally from Millom, was living in Bolton Low Houses, near Wigton, at the time of his death.

He was a member of Millom Bike Group, whose members formed a cavalcade behind the hearse at his funeral.

Crellin, wearing a white shirt with black tie and trousers, was remanded on bail for probation reports and will be sentenced on October 10.

He was banned from driving in the meantime.


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