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Bere Regis A35 crash: Man admits careless driving after driver's death

David Grant-Jones Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption David Grant-Jones died in the crash near Bere Regis

A man has admitted careless driving after another driver died in a crash in Dorset.

David Grant-Jones, 49, died in the collision on the A35 near Bere Regis in July 2018.

Thomas Russell, 39, of Beaufoys Close, Ferndown, admitted careless driving at Bournemouth Crown Court.

He received eight points on his driving licence and was fined £1,000. In November, Adrian Wojciechowski was jailed for 11 years for the death.

Wojciechowski, 29, of Yeend Close in West Molesey, Surrey, who was driving a BMW, was found guilty of causing Mr Grant-Jones' death by dangerous driving, as well as three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Image caption Adrian Wojciechowski was previously jailed for 11 years over the crash

Mr Grant-Jones had been driving a Land Rover Freelander. His wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was seriously injured. Three men in the BMW were also seriously injured.

Correction 21 January 2020: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information on the charges faced by Thomas Russell. This has since been amended.

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