Bristol

Jake Thompson death lorry driver 'drove through red light'

Jake Thompson Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Mr Thompson died five days after he was struck by the lorry on the A37

A man was killed by a 13-tonne lorry in Bristol after it was driven through a red light, a court has heard.

Teacher Jake Thompson, 27, died from severe head injuries five days after he was struck at a pedestrian crossing on the A37 in May 2011.

A witness told Bristol Crown Court driver Paul Vowles swerved to avoid Mr Thompson when he stepped into the road as the lights changed.

Mr Vowles denies causing death by careless driving.

The trial continues.

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