Man admits Weymouth grandfather death charge

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Image caption, Mr Thomas' family said his son Gareth died in 2004 when his motorcycle was involved in a crash on the nearby B3157 coast road from Weymouth to Bridport.

A man has admitted causing the death of a grandfather who died in hospital after he was injured in a crash in Dorset.

Mervyn Thomas, 72, from Weymouth, died the day after the crash on Portland Beach Road, Weymouth, on 28 June 2017.

Mr Thomas was a passenger in a Peugeot 2008 which collided with a BMW driven by Antony Williams, 50, from Yeovil.

Williams pleaded guilty at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday to causing death by careless driving.

He was given a 12-month community order which includes 150 hours of unpaid work and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

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