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Man admits causing death of motorcyclist in 2021

A 23-year-old man has admitted causing a 2021 road death through careless driving.

Christian Sousa-Matias, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty yesterday to causing the death of Allen Trott, 46, through careless driving.

He also admitted to riding a motorcycle without insurance.

Mr Trott died after a collision between two motorcycles at the South Road junction with Dunscombe Road in Warwick on September 19, 2021.

Other charges of riding an unlicensed motorcycle, the use of fraudulent documents, riding without a licence and dangerous driving were held on file.

Puisne Judge Shade Subair-Williams ordered that Sousa-Matias undergo a social inquiry report and drug report.

She adjourned the case until June 1 and remanded him in custody.

According to a police report at the time, Mr Trott suffered serious injuries in the crash and died 11 days later in King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit.

He was the 12th road fatality of the year.

Sousa-Matias, then 21, was treated for a broken arm.

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