Hertfordshire firefighter summoned to court over fatal fire engine crash in Royston

Floral tributes for Mitchell Bailey last year at the scene of the crash. Picture: Supplied

Floral tributes for Mitchell Bailey last year at the scene of the crash. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

A Hertfordshire firefighter has been summoned to court to answer the charge of death by careless driving – exactly one year after a pedestrian lost his life after a collision with a fire engine in Royston.

Mitchell Bailey, pictured with his dogs, died in the Royston crash. He was 58. Picture: Courtesy of

Mitchell Bailey, pictured with his dogs, died in the Royston crash. He was 58. Picture: Courtesy of Carol Bailey - Credit: Archant

On January 18 last year Mitchell Bailey died when a fire engine on an emergency call crashed at the Old North Road roundabout. The 58-year-old lived in Royston and was a school governor.

The driver of the fire engine – who is a 47-year-old man but has not been identified at this stage due to a charge not being brought – has been summoned to Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 7, under the charge of death by careless driving.