Local News & Archive — March 15, 2016 at 12:12 pm — Updated: March 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm

A55 tragedy: lorry driver admits dangerous driving

Daren Longden

Daren Longden

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A lorry driver from the Wirral has admitted causing the death of a man by dangerous driving on the A55.

Nicholas Clough from Bromborough pleaded guilty to causing the death of Daren Longden from Horsforth, Leeds, in a four vehicle pile-up at St George near Abergele last March.

Mr Longden (37), a married manual worker, was being driven in a Ford Transit van when it collided with two lorries and a Citroen car. The driver of the Transit van escaped with minor injuries.

Mold Crown Court heard Clough (36) had been distracted by his satellite navigation device and drove into a line of traffic which had been brought to a near standstill. The defence said any disqualification imposed by the judge would lead to Clough losing his job.

Judge Merfyn Hughes adjourned sentencing until a later date.

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