Man admits killing grandad in lorry crash at busy crossroads

A man has admitted causing the death of a 61-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a crash with a lorry at a busy crossroads in Nottinghamshire[1]. Emergency services were called to the A617/A60 crossroads junction in Mansfield[2] shortly after 4am on July 12, 2023. Nigel Osler, a grandad from Derbyshire, sustained serious injuries and died later that day in hospital.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, June 20, Matthew Wright pleaded guilty[3] to causing death by dangerous driving. The 45-year-old, of Leeson Avenue, Charnock Richard, Chorley, will be sentenced on October 3. In a joint statement, Mr Osler's family previously said: "Nigel was a husband, dad, grandad, brother and friend to many.

What he went through was truly devastating and the resulting injuries were fatal. He loved his motorbikes and, with his years of experience on the roads, took safety very seriously. Get the latest news straight to your phone by joining us on WhatsApp[4]

"It is sadly ironic that he was riding to work to start his shift as an HGV driver.

We would like to thank those who have shared heart-warming words of support at this incredibly tough time for us all.

"If anything good can come from this, please be more aware on the roads to prevent horrific tragedies like this from happening to others." A number of roads surrounding the area of the incident - including Bellamy Road, Larch Farm and Lichfield Lane - were closed for several hours[5] after the crash.

Nigel Osler died following a collision with a lorryNigel Osler died following a collision with a lorry

Detective Inspector Kate Savage, of the Nottinghamshire Police[6] serious collision investigation unit, said at the time: "Since this tragic incident, we have been working hard to understand what happened while continuing to support Mr Osler's family at this very difficult time."


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