Northampton driver pleads not guilty to causing death by careless driving after elderly pedestrian died

Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001
Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001

A driver has pleaded not guilty to causing the death of a 79-year-old man who was knocked over and killed as he crossed London Road in Northampton.

Patson Magaya, aged 24, of High Street, Collingtree, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Friday after he was charged with causing death by careless driving in relation to a fatal collision on January 30 this year.

The victim John Johnston was allegedly hit by Magaya’s Citroen C2 in Far Cotton Road. He died at the scene after suffering fatal chest injuries.

A trial date has been set for May next year.