Lorry driver faces trial after denying causing death of pedestrian in New Milton town centre

Gary Horbury trial
The scene in New Milton town centre after the incident

A LORRY driver has denied causing the death of an 89-year-old pedestrian in a collision in New Milton town centre early this year and will face a crown court trial.


Gary Horbury (57), of Ferndale Road in the town, pleaded not guilty to causing Margaret Fraser’s death by driving a DAF CF heavy goods vehicle without due care and attention in Station Road on 20th January.

As reported in the A&T, Mrs Fraser was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident involving a crane-equipped Travis Perkins lorry.

An inquest later heard that the grandmother, who lived in Waverley Road, had suffered multiple injuries.

The collision took place around 1pm as she was crossing the road near Boots, and police closed the scene for about seven hours while they carried out investigations.

Following Horbury’s not-guilty plea, Southampton magistrates granted him unconditional bail to appear at the city’s crown court for trial on 13th November.