Lorry driver admits causing death in A16 crash

Court news.
Court news.

A Spanish lorry driver admitted causing the death of a Boston pensioner in a crash on the A16 last year.

Richard Harrison, 74, of Friar Way, Boston, died following a collision on the A16 between Stickney and Sibsey in April last year.

Mr Harrison was travelling home from his place of work at 12.50pm on 4 April, 2013, when his car was involved in a collision with a Spanish registered Renault HGV.

The road was closed between the junction of A16 Main Road and Hall Lane, in Stickney, and the A16 Boston Road near the junction of Frithville Road and further south in Sibsey until 10pm.

A specialist rescue team was called to cut Mr Harrison free, however he died at the scene.

The lorry driver, 53-year-old Pedro Bermejo Sadrin, pleaded guilty to causing Mr Harrison’s death by driving without due care and attention, during a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.

Sadrin, who lives in Spain, entered his plea through a Spanish interpreter.

Neil Guest, defending, said: “It is simply he ought to have pulled over given the prevailing winds, but he made an error and did not with tragic consequences.”

Sadrin was granted bail on condition he returns from Spain for the preparation of a probation report on the morning before he is sentenced.

Judge Michael Heath adjourned the case until July 17 but warned Sadrin ‘all options’ would be open when he is sentenced.

Sadrin, of Murcia, Spain, pleaded guilty to causing Mr Harrison’s death by careless driving on April 4, 2013.

Mr Harrison was married to Brenda and the couple had three daughters.

In tribute, the family said: “We are completely heartbroken and devastated but wish to thank everyone from the emergency services who attended the accident and tried to help him.”