Man in the dock over serious bin lorry crash
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