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Pensioner from Dover charged with causing death of biker and Allington DHL worker Jeremy Nicholson

22 April 2014
by Kent Messenger reporter

A pensioner has been charged with causing the death of a biker who worked for DHL in Allington.

Motorcyclist Jeremy Nicholson, who was based at the parcel delivery company's Laverstoke Road site, died after his red Honda bike was in a crash with an HGV in September.

Lorry driver Thomas Brooks, of Christchurch Way, Dover, was arrested at the accident scene in Teynham and has now been charged with causing death by careless driving.

Police appealed for help in tracing this car after Jeremy Nicholson died in a crash in Teynham

Police appealed for help in tracing this car after Jeremy Nicholson died in a crash in Teynham

Mr Nicholson, who was 44, died at the scene outside the Fowler Welch depot on the A2 London Road, at 5.40am on Sunday, September 8.

white Scania articulated HGV in September.

The 75-year-old, who was behind the wheel of a white Scania articulated lorry, has been bailed to appear at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, May 21.

The crash happened outside the Fowler Welch depot in Teynham

The crash happened outside the Fowler Welch depot in Teynham

Police and ambulance staff were called to the crash, but Mr Nicholson, from the Sittingbourne area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had earlier released an image of a car they wanted to trace as a potential key witness.

Mr Nicholson worked as a stock clerk for DHL, a postal and logistics group.

At the time of his death, a DHL spokesman said: "Our condolences are with his friends and family at this sad time.

"Jeremy was a hard-working, conscientious individual who had been with the company for more than 20 years and will be greatly missed by his colleagues."

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