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Mechanic denies causing the death of a father-of-two by careless driving

17:44 13 June 2014

A mechanic has denied causing a road collision in which a father-of-two died before destroying a car to conceal his involvement.

Liviu Cojan, 33, is accused of causing death by careless driving on the A12 in Romford, in November 2012. Martin Pullin, 42, died in the collision.

Cojan, of Melkshan Drive, Romford, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court today (Fri). He pleaded not guilty to charges of causing death by careless driving, driving without insurance and perverting the course of justice.

Mr Pullin died almost instantly in the collision, which took place close to the junction with Park Rise Avenue, at about 5pm on November 9.

A second motorcyclist suffered minor injuries.

It is alleged that Cojan purchased the silver Laguna involved in the collision and destroyed it in an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Cojan’s trial will begin on September 29. He has been released on bail monitored by an electronic tag.

At today’s plea and case management hearing Judge Tudor Owen said: “I will continue your bail but I am changing the conditions, you will now no longer need to report to Romford Police Station.

“You are now subject to a curfew at your home address between 10pm and 4am, which will be electronically monitored.”

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