Driver cleared of causing the death of motorcyclist Julie Corben in Fareham

A DRIVER has today been cleared of causing a fatal crash.

Tuesday, 25th July 2017, 6:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:45 am
Elaine Dorey, 63, has been cleared of causing death by careless driving

Elaine Dorey was cleared by a jury of causing motorcyclist Julie Corben’s death by careless driving.

The verdict was returned after just over an hour of deliberations, following a seven-day trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

The prosecution case was that Mrs Dorey, 63, of Westcroft Road, Gosport, had caused the crash by going through a red light in a Fiat Doblo when crossing The Avenue, the A27 from Peak Lane to Catisfield Road in Fareham.

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Julie Corben

Mrs Dorey denied the charge.

An inquest held in Portsmouth found the death of Mrs Corben, of Hook Lane, Warsash, was an accident.

Julie Corben