Cabbie charged over death crash

PUBLISHED: 10:22 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

A TAXI driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Simon Gatier will appear before magistrates next Thursday facing charges relating to the death of cyclist Neil Smith. Mr Smith died in hospital in December after colliding with a car.

A TAXI driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Simon Gatier will appear before magistrates next Thursday facing charges relating to the death of cyclist Neil Smith.

Mr Smith died in hospital in December after colliding with a car on Bridge Road East, WGC.

The 43-year-old had grown up in WGC and went to Blackthorn and Heronswood schools.

He then trained as an electrician at Oaklands College and went on to work in maintenance at the QE2 and St Albans City Hospitals.

Gatier, 40, of Salisbury Gardens, WGC, was charged this week with four counts.

He will appear at Central Herts Magistrates' Court in St Albans charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident, failing to report an accident and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Gatier is a licensed cabbie with Welwyn Hatfield Council.

The council was unable to confirm whether or not his licence had been suspended and if he was currently allowed to carry passengers.


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