A47 crash: man charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving

Two vehicle RTC on the westbound carraigeway of the A47 near The Loop. EMN-140312-145301009

Two vehicle RTC on the westbound carraigeway of the A47 near The Loop. EMN-140312-145301009

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Friday 1pm: A man has appeared court this morning having been charged following the horror A47 crash on Wednesday which left a woman and granddaughter fighting for their lives.

Darius Putys (25) from Eastern Avenue, Peterborough, attended at Peterborough Magistrates Court to face two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Wearing a navy blue t-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms, the Lithuanian national spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address in the hearing.

Sharon Lewis, defending, said Putys would not be entering a plea at the hearing.

District Judge Ken Sheraton said the case was too serious to be heard at the magistrates’ court, and sent the case to be heard at Peterborough Crown Court.

Putys will appear at the court on Friday, December 12.

Judge Sheraton remanded Putys into custody until the next hearing,

The woman, who is in her 60s, is now in a serious but stable condition, while her granddaughter remains critical in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The collision between a pale blue Citroen and a dark blue Mazda happened at just after 12pm on Wednesday December 3 on the westbound carriageway of the Soke Parkway near the Fulbridge Road junction.

Police are investigating and would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles involved just prior.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Paul Tanner at the roads policing unit on 101.

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