Royston firefighter accused of causing death of pedestrian appears in court

A Herts Fire and Rescue Service fire engine was involved in the collision.

A Herts Fire and Rescue Service fire engine was involved in the collision. - Credit: Archant

A Royston firefighter, who is accused of causing the death of a pedestrian after the fire engine he was driving knocked over a man, has appeared in court today for the first time.

David Williams, 47, of Fire Station House, Baldock Street, Royston, faces one charge of causing death by careless driving and appeared at Stevenage Magistrates Court.

The victim of the collision was 58-year-old father and grandfather Mitchell Bailey.

The red Scania fire engine struck him at the junction of Old North Road and Burns Road in Royston on January 18 last year.

The charge will be formally read and a plea taken at a later date.


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Mr Williams will next appear at St Albans Magistrates Court on February 27.

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