A motorcyclist who denied causing the death of a Louth biker after colliding with an ambulance on the A16 will not face trial.
Prosecutors accepted a plea by 31-year-old Adam Clover for dangerous driving near Warren Road, Saltfleet, Louth. He had previously pleaded not guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of Luth’s fellow motorcyclist Liam Edison on June 9, 2020.
Clover was due to stand trial at Lincoln Crown Court for four days. However, the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that they would not prosecute the charge of causing death by dangerous driving after reviewing the evidence.
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Prosecutor Sarah Phelan said she had the opportunity to speak to the family of Mr Addison, who had come from Cyprus for the case, and that a plea for dangerous driving would be acceptable to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Following the decision, Clover pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving on the A16 in South Thorsby on June 9, 2020. Clover, who has served no previous sentence, will now be sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday, when Judge Simon Hearst adjourned the case. Preparation of a probation report.
Judge Hearst told Clover that he was “not making any promises” regarding his sentence. “The fact that I am adjourning this matter to a report does not mean that it will not be a custodial sentence,” he warned Clover.
Clover was granted unconditional bail until his sentencing hearing and was also made the subject of an interim driving ban.
The allegations were followed by an incident along the A16 at South Thorsby Junction in which Mr Edison, 30, who lived in Greenthorpe, died.
Mr Edison was traveling on the A16 to Ulseby Cross when his silver Yamaha motorbike collided with an East Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance just before 6.30 pm. He died at the scene.
The ambulance, which was traveling in a south Thorsby direction, was carrying a patient and two crew members at the time of the incident. All three were injured in the collision.
The road remained closed for several hours, before reopening at midnight. Mr. Edison, who was about to be married, was a seasoned motorbike rider and was about to open a motorcycle shop in Louth with his brother.