A man has today admitted a charge of causing the death of a grandfather by careless driving
It follows a tragic collision last year in which a “passionate motorcyclist” died.
Gordon Finley, 59, of Ffordd Alban, Tywyn, Gwynedd, appeared in the dock at Mold Crown Court today.
He pleaded guilty to driving a Citroen Picasso without due care and attention and causing the death of Malcolm Willis, 67, from Telford on May 8 last year.
Mr Willis who was riding a silver Kawasaki motorcycle, died after the crash in Aberhosan , near Machynlleth, on May 8.
Finley – who the court heard suffered from extraordinary ill health – was rebailed pending sentence next month.
Judge Rhys Rowlands imposed an interim driving ban in the meantime.
He said that all sentencing options including custody would remain open.
Judge Rowlands asked for a full pre-sentence report from the probation service.
The judge told Finley that his guilty plea was important and would lead to a reduction in the sentence, whatever it would be, when he returned to court on June 28.
Phillip Clemo, defending, said that it was obviously a very tragic case.
David Mainstone, prosecuting, said that a tyre had been largely excluded from causing the collision, which had been put down to driver error.
The court was told that at the sentencing hearing two victim impact statements would be provided from Mr Willis’ family.
A tribute from his family said that he was a “beloved father and grandfather” whose passion was motorcycles.
The family said: “He will be terribly missed and never ever forgotten.
“He is in our hearts as long as they still beat.”
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