Driver, 90, accused of causing Portsmouth dad’s death

A driver has been charged after a fatal crash near Boarhunt
A driver has been charged after a fatal crash near Boarhunt

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A 90-year-old driver has been charged with causing the death of a father-of-four who died in a crash near Portsmouth.

Royston Pratt will appear before Fareham magistrates on May 27.

Pratt, of Hundred Acres, Wickham is charged with causing the death of Robert McQueen by driving without due care and attention.

Thirty-seven-year-old Mr McQueen, who lived in Port Solent, was riding a Triumph motorbike which was involved in an accident with a Landrover Defender at Staples Cross near Boarhunt just before Christmas last year.

Mr McQueen died at the scene of the accident at 1,30pm on Monday, December 22 last year.

After the tragedy, his family released a statement through Hampshire police.

‘Rob was a father to four children and he will be greatly missed always,’ it said.

Following the crash the crossroad junction at Staples Cross was closed in all directions while police investigated the crash. No-one else was hurt in the accident.

Anyone who saw what happened was urged to contact Sergeant Gabriel Snuggs from the Eastleigh Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting Operation Golan or to call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.