A retrial is to take place in the case of a 27-year-old student accused of causing the death of a friend by careless driving on the A14 in Suffolk following a crash with a lorry.

Nishan Nazarudeen, of The Grange Road, Thetford, has denied causing the death of 25-year-old Amal Prasad Sandhya by driving without due care and attention. 

 Nazarudeen was driving a Toyota Corolla Verso on the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Creeting St Mary on April 2 2021 at around 4.50am when the front passenger side of his car struck the rear off-side of an articulated lorry travelling in the same direction.

The impact of the collision caused the Toyota to spin and roll over before ending up against the central reservation, said Peter Clark, prosecuting.

The car was badly damaged and Nazarudeen’s front seat passenger, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car and died at the scene after suffering “catastrophic” head injuries.

The collision Nazarudeen didn't attend court for his trial and it was heard in his absence.

The jury was discharged after failing to reach a verdict.

His retrial will take place on January 20 2025 with a further hearing in September this year.