A MOTORIST accused of causing serious injury to an elderly pedestrian by dangerous driving in the centre of Egremont has appeared in court.
Rhys Allen Morris, 29, was charged following a collision involving a van and a man aged in his late 70s.
This occurred at Main Street in Egremont on the morning of March 24 last year.
At Carlisle Crown Court this morning (TUES), Morris pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleges that he caused serious injury to the pensioner by driving a Mercedes Sprinter van dangerously.
Morris is now due to face trial in front of a jury at the crown court.
This hearing is expected to start on January 13, and has a time estimate of around three days.
In the meantime, Morris, of Crawford Street, Clock Face, St Helens, was granted unconditional bail by Judge David Potter.