Death crash - driver to face court

A DRIVER is to appear in court next week after he was charged with causing the death of a motorcyclist in Essex, it has emerged.

James Hore

A DRIVER is to appear in court next week after he was charged with causing the death of a motorcyclist in Essex, it has emerged.

The 44-year-old from London is accused of causing death by dangerous driving following an accident which led to the death of Andrew Bird from Chelmsford.

Mr Bird, 45, of Lucas Avenue, was declared dead at the scene of the accident in Woodham Mortimer, near Maldon earlier this year.

His blue Triumph Sprint motorcycle was in collision with a white VW box van at the junction of the B1418 Southend Road and Mill Lane shortly before 6am on April 24.

Essex Police have confirmed that the driver of the van, who was not injured in the accident, will appear before magistrates' next week.

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The driver, from the Greenwich area of the capital, has been released on police bail prior to his appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.