Jack Bellis crash trial - driver Gareth Jones 'did not see him'

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A COURT has heard a Widnes driver accused of driving dangerously and killing a Warrington teenager 'did not see him'.

Gareth David Owen Jones, aged 23, from Cradley, denies causing the death of Jack Bellis, aged 19, by dangerous driving.

Witness Luke Jackson said Jones had been slowing down when he hit Mr Bellis near to Domino Court in Runcorn.

Chester Crown Court heard today, Wednesday, how the witness, who knew both Mr Bellis and Jones from previous 'car cruise meetings', saw Jones cross into the centre of the road as if he was going to park on the other side of the road.

He then changed is mind and began to turn left before hitting Mr Bellis.

The witness, who immediately ran over to Mr Bellis, said Jones got out of the car in a state of shock, saying 'I didn't see him'.

It was clear Jones had been slowing down as he could see the break lights, said the witness, but disagreed that Jones had been indicating.

The defence team also argued that there had been small impressions in the road which had caused the bike problems.

Jones has also pleaded not guilty to an alternative count of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

The trial continues.

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