Trial date set for delivery driver accused of causing death of Colin Taylor, 72, in Hitcham

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

The trial of a delivery driver accused of causing the death of a 72-year-old Suffolk man by careless driving will take place in February next year.

DHL driver Mark Tuffs, 51, of Alibon Road, Dagenham, pleaded not guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday, August 21 to causing the death of Colin Taylor after an accident on the B1115 at Luckeys Corner, Hitcham, near Bildeston, on November 29 last year.

Mr Taylor, of Hitcham, died at the scene of the collision after allegedly being struck by a white DAF LF rigid lorry early in the afternoon.

The retired council worker was cycling along Finborough Road in Hitcham when his bicycle and the lorry were said to have been in collision.

Tuffs was not legally represented at Monday’s hearing and the case was adjourned until today to allow Tuff’s legal team team to attend.

However Tuffs, who is unemployed, told the court he couldn’t afford to pay to be legally represented and was advised to apply for legal aid

Tuffs’ three week trial has been fixed for February 26.

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