Prosecutors allege that a coach driver knocked down a man and killed him after he was trying to adjust the radio.
James Gregson, 65, denies death for reckless driving in Kansas.
From Mr. Gregson. WagonA student was taking a basketball team from Manchester to Durham and returning before the clash.
Mr. Cox’s Alliance was drinking in them, and was killed after leaving the pub and crossing the road on Rochdale Road. Everywhere..
Prosecutors say CCTV from inside his coach showed Mr Gregson adjusting the radio with his left hand for about four seconds before the collision.
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The footage also showed him holding an e-cigarette in his right hand. Manshall Street Crown Court. سنا.
The prosecution said the simple reason for the confrontation was that the defendant allowed himself to be disturbed and therefore did not look at the road.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“Of course, if he had been driving with proper care and attention and with his eyes on the road, there would have been nothing to stop him from seeing James Kansas, and therefore to stop him from applying the brakes at the right time.” Nothing happens. “
Mr Gregson – a self-employed coach driver with nearly 26 years of experience – was driving the university basketball team from Manchester to Durham and back, before the collision that occurred just after midnight on February 7, 2019. The court heard.
The court heard that a regular at the Alliance Pub, Mr. Kansas, left at about 11.50am.
The prosecutor said staff said he could handle his drink and said he had never been seen drunk.
After the collision, a driver saw what he initially thought was a ‘bin bag’ on the road.
The jury was told it would have to move around to avoid it, and after realizing it was a body and helped.
Mr Caucasus was still alive, but died shortly afterwards.
Tests later showed Mr Kansas was two and a half times the legal drink limit, but pub staff said he was “walking normally” before leaving, the jury heard.
When police interviewed, Mr Gregson said it was dark and raining, the jury heard.
The court heard that when asked how the clash took place, he told the officers: “I don’t know, the honest answer is that I was moving forward in a very cheerful manner and then suddenly the boy appeared there.
“I didn’t have time to break, I didn’t have time to turn around because obviously if I saw it I would do it and explode, then I applied the brakes, pulled back.”
In another police interview, Mr. Gregson said he did not remember saying in his first interview that he had seen the man on the street, the jury heard.
He said he did not remember using the radio but said that if he had, his eyes would still be on the road because he would only look.
The judges were told that when asked why they did not see the man on the street, he said: “As I said before, because it was raining, it was black and he wore black. Was worn. ”
The jury was told that a police investigation revealed that Mr. Gregson was traveling at a speed of about 33 miles per hour in the area of 30 miles per hour at the time of the accident.
Mr. Gregson could see Mr. Kansas about four seconds earlier and could have stopped if he had responded in time.
Mr Toll said: “The prosecution says that this tragic incident was in fact a complete avoidance because the defendant was driving without driving on the road, and whatever was on it was complete and appropriate. There was attention.
Mr Gregson of Saddle Back Road, Wagon, denied the death by reckless driving.