Man in the dock over se­ri­ous bin lorry crash

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - PT CAMPAIGN -

A man has ap­peared in court charged with caus­ing a bin lorry crash which left a pas­sen­ger in a wheel­chair.

To­masz Fer­lejkow (25) of Macbeth Close, Hunt­ing­don, ap­peared at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, where he was charged with caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

It is al­leged Fer­lejkow was driv­ing the Hunt­ing­don­shire Dis­trict Coun­cil bin lorry on Jan­uary 16 this year when the crash hap­pened. The refuse truck over­turned on a round­about on the B1043 at Sawtry.

One pas­sen­ger had to have a foot, an arm and a hand am­pu­tated fol­low­ing the crash, while an­other suf­fered eye in­juries.

Fol­low­ing the crash, the road was shut for a num­ber of hours to al­low in­ves­ti­ga­tions to take place, and the lorry to be re­cov­ered.

Fer­lejkow did not in­di­cate a plea to the charge dur­ing the short hearing. He spoke only to con­firm his name, date of birth and ad­dress, and sat lis­ten­ing to the pro­ceed­ings in the dock.

He did not use an in­ter­preter for the hearing, but will use a Pol­ish in­ter­preter in fu­ture hear­ings.

The case was deemed too se­ri­ous to be heard by Mag­is­trates, and Fer­lejkow was granted bail to at­tend the next hearing in the case, which will take place at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 30.

The over­turned lorry

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