Glenn Parsons and Tom Gent secure acquittals in Death by Dangerous Driving case at Norwich Crown Court following a 2-week trial

It was the prosecution case that the defendants had been collecting litter from the side of the southbound carriageway of the A11 Attleborough, just outside Norwich, and that both defendants had parked their works vehicles in tandem, partially in lane 1 of a dual carriageway, thereby causing an obvious obstruction to other road users.  Thereafter, the driver of a Renault lorry had failed to notice the defendants’ vehicles and driven into the back of the rear van. The impact killed the passenger in the Renault lorry.

Recovery message from the President of the Family Division

The Lord Chief Justice has now signalled the start of a process so that, as Covid restrictions are relaxed, a move towards more face-to-face hearings will begin, whilst at all times having due regard to considerations of safety.