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Expert evidence is outstanding in the case against the driver of a ute involved in a fatal crash with a motorcycle at Numinbah, north west of Murwillumbah, last October.

Edwin Patrick Jessop was driving his Toyota Hilux utility along Numinbah Rd at 10.15 am, on October 24, when he came to the intersection with Couchy Creek Road and collided with a Queensland registered motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider, 22 year-old Dann Jenkins, was killed as a result of the impact.

Mr Jessop, 87, of Numinbah, was not injured in the collision and was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Due to the nature of the incident, officers from the Richmond Local Area Command Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and began investigations.

Following investigations, on February 1, Mr Jessop was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and not give way to vehicle – right turn into terminating road.

On Tuesday at Lismore Local Court there was no sign of Mr Jessop, which was noted about 2.30pm by Magistrate David Heilpern.

‘The defendant is not here and there is no representation,’ he said.

The court heard Mr Jessop’s matters had been mistakenly adjourned to the incorrect date and should have been listed with matters under the carriage of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

‘I have been asked to seek an extension of the brief service orders for three weeks to allow an expert’s report to be prepared,’ Mr Heilpern said.

Mr Heilpern ordered the brief of evidence to be served by May 30, and adjourned Mr Jessop’s matters until June 6, for reply to the brief.

Minutes later solicitor Tracey Randall told the court she was waiting for an expert’s report to be prepared and would representing Mr Jessop at his next appearance.

 


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