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Lorry driver admits careless driving following death of Savills agent

Wayne McKay admitted causing the death of planning consultant Andrew Marshall in a collision between his motorcycle and McKay's lorry.

Nigel Lewis


A driver has admitted causing death by careless driving after a senior member of staff at Savills, Andrew Mann, was killed when he hit his lorry on a road in Dorset.

Mann, 40, was a member of Savills planning team and was based at its Wimborne offices in Dorset. He leaves behind four children.

He is understood to have been on his way to work when the accident happened at 8.45am in the morning on Tuesday, April 30th last year.

During an inquest into the accident in May it was established that lorry driver Wayne McKay, 41, had turned into an entrance way to prevent a dog entering the carriageway on the A31 road near the village of Sturminster but McKay failed to see Mann approaching on his Kawasaki motorbike.

During the trial it was revealed that Mann then hit McKay’s Citroen drop-sided lorry at a likely speed of 60 miles an hour.

Multiple injuries

Mann was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem later revealed that he had died from multiple injuries.

During the trial prosecuting counsel Jessica Price revealed that McKay had been focusing so hard on saving the dog’s life that he had not seen Mann approaching on his bike, even though under normally circumstances he would have been visible to him for nearly eight seconds prior to the accident.

The case was heard at Poole Magistrates Court but District Judge Stephen Nichols has transferred sentencing of McKay to Bournemouth Crown Court because he felt the court’s sentencing powers were not adequate.

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January 27, 2020

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