This article was published on June 27, 2014 and information contained within may now be out of date.
A Spanish lorry driver will be sentenced next month after he admitted causing the death of a Boston man.
Richard Harrison, 74, of Friar Way, Boston, died following a collision on the A16 between Stickney and Sibsey in April last year.
Mr Harrison was travelling home from work at 12.50pm on April 4 last year when his car was involved in a collision with a Spanish registered Renault HGV.
The road was closed between the junction of A16 Main Road and Hall Lane, in Stickney, and the A16 Boston Road near the junction of Frithville Road and further south in Sibsey until 10pm.
A specialist rescue team was called to cut Mr Harrison free, however he died at the scene.
The driver of the lorry, 53-year-old Pedro Bermejo Sadrin, pleaded guilty to causing Mr Harrison’s death by careless or inconsiderate driving during a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.
Sadrin, of Murcia, Spain, entered his plea through a Spanish interpreter.
Neil Guest, defending, said: “It is simply he ought to have pulled over given the prevailing winds, but he made an error and did not with tragic consequences.”
Sadrin was granted bail on condition he returns from Spain for the preparation of a probation report on the morning before he is sentenced.
Judge Michael Heath adjourned the case until 17 July but warned Sadrin “all options” would be open when he is sentenced.
Mr Harrison was married to Brenda and the couple had three daughters.
In tribute, the family said: “We are completely heartbroken and devastated but wish to thank everyone from the emergency services who attended the accident and tried to help him.”