Woman lorry driver in court over Plymouth biker's death
A WOMAN accused of causing the death of a city motorcyclist has appeared at Plymouth Crown Court.
Caroline French, aged 47 and who lives on a farm at Wrangaton, South Brent, is charged with causing the death of Andy Carter by dangerous driving on August 8 last year.
She also faces an alternative allegation that she caused his death by driving without due care and attention.
French was driving a tipper lorry, while grandfather-of-four Mr Carter, aged 51 and from Whitleigh was riding a Kawaskai motorcycle.
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The accident happened at the junction of Manadon roundabout and Mannamead Road.
French, wearing a denim skirt and cream cardigan, spoke only to confirm her name during the short hearing, attended by members of both families sitting in the public gallery.
Judge Paul Darlow told them he hoped they appreciated this was purely a procedural hearing.
He set a date of October 22 for French to offer a plea and pencilled in February 4 next year as the provisional start date for a three-day trial.
French was granted continued unconditional bail.