Death crash cabbie in court

PUBLISHED: 11:26 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:44 26 October 2009

A TAXI driver has appeared before magistrates this morning charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Simon Gatier, 40, was at Central Herts Magistrates Court in St Albans today (Thursday) to face charges relating to the death of cyclist Neil Smith.

A TAXI driver has appeared before magistrates this morning charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Simon Gatier, 40, was at Central Herts Magistrates' Court in St Albans today (Thursday) to face charges relating to the death of cyclist Neil Smith.

Mr Smith died in hospital after colliding with a car on Bridge Road East, WGC, on November 30.

Gatier, of Salisbury Gardens, WGC, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

He is 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.

Magistrates committed him to St Albans Crown Court, where he will appear before a judge in July.

Gatier, a licensed cabbie with Welwyn Hatfield Council, was given unconditional bail.


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