Teen driver denies causing biker's death

A YOUNG driver has denied killing a motorcyclist in a fatal Dewsbury road smash in January.

Daniel Harbridge, 19, pleaded not guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention.

Biker James Haigh died after his Suzuki was in collision with Harbridge's car at the junction of Huddersfield Road and Temple Road.

Mr Haigh, 32, was on his way to work at Richard Allan Engineering at around 6.40am on January 2 when the incident occurred.

Kirklees Magistrates' Court was told on Wednesday Harbridge allegedly turned into the path of Mr Haigh's bike.

James Weekes, prosecuting, said Mr Haigh’s motorbike was in good working order and he was wearing a high visibility jacket at the time.

He added Harbridge, of Wakefield, should have seen the motorcyclist from his VW Golf but failed to do so.

Harbridge elected to have his trial at Leeds Crown Court.

He was granted unconditional bail until a hearing there on Wednesday September 18.

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