AN elderly doctor is to stand trial next year after denying an allegation that his careless driving caused the death of a pedestrian in north Cumbria.
Dr Samin Ahmed Khan, 74, pleaded not guilty to one charge when he appeared in front of a judge at Carlisle Crown Court over a Skype link.
This charge alleges that Khan’s careless driving of a Mercedes E220 caused the death of 75-year-old Robert Wilson.
This follows a collision which is said to have occurred on the A69 at Warwick-on-Eden, east of Carlisle, on April 27, 2019. Mr Wilson died two days later, on April 29.
Khan, of Scaleby Hill, Carlisle, is now due to stand trial in front of a jury at the crown court. This is due to start on April 19, 2021, with a pre-trial hearing scheduled for earlier in the year.
In the meantime, Khan was granted unconditional bail by Judge Nicholas Barker.