Every second counts – Olly Jarvis secures Death by Careless acquittal

December 19, 2022

In an emotional trial at Leeds Crown Court, a taxi driver was found not guilty this week of causing the death by careless driving of a pedestrian whom his vehicle collided with four years ago. Following the verdict, the judge raised concerns about the delays in the matter coming to trial.

The defendant had always denied the charge, protesting that there was nothing he could have done to avoid the tragic collision.

A central issue in the case was whether a driver’s reasonable reaction time to perceive a hazard before braking was either one or two seconds.

Olly, of Exchange Chambers was instructed by Jabran Hussain of Kingsman Solicitors.

Olly is a  specialist in fatal driving cases and also wrote the novel, Death by Dangerous in 2015, longlisted for the Crime Writer’s Association, Debut Dagger.