Lisburn man charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention

PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/10/2015
PACEMAKER BELFAST 21/10/2015

A Lisburn man has been charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention following a collision involving a horse lorry and a car on the Lisnevenagh Road dual-carriageway between Antrim and Ballymena last year.

Stan Cunningham (67), of Barnfield Road near Lagmore, is accused of causing the death of grandfather Peter Donnelly following a collision on October 20, 2015.

The accused was not present as the case was mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court on November 3 which has now been adjourned until November 10.

Defence barrister Aaron Thompson said the case was being prosecuted summarily and he had never seen that before.

He said there are 200 pages of evidence in the case.

Deputy District Judge Philip Mateer said there was also forensic evidence.

Mr Donnelly (62) from Jerrettspass near Newry died in hospital on October 21 following a collision between a blue Leyland Horsebox lorry and a silver Peugeot 308 car. The deceased was driving the car.

At the time police said a man and a woman who were in the horse lorry sustained injuries that were not thought to be life threatening.