A motorcyclist has admitted being causing the death of a car driver who swerved to avoid him as he sped past a line of traffic on the wrong side of the road.
Samuel Browning had originally denied causing the death of 28-year-old Jamie-Scott Ashenden in April 2019 by dangerous driving on Buckle Street near Bidford-on-Avon.
But on the day of his trial at Warwick Crown Court he pleaded guilty to an alternative offence of causing death by careless driving, which was accepted by the prosecution.
Browning, 28, of Oak Farm Close, Milcombe, near Banbury, was warned by Judge Andrew Lockhart QC to “expect that in all likelihood” he will be jailed.
The judge had asked the reason for accepting a plea to the less serious offence, observing that Browning had been riding his powerful Kawasaki motorbike at 90mph as he approached a line of cars ahead of him.
He had overtaken some of them and pulled in, before pulling out again to get past the cars that remained in front.
And it was faced with the motorbike on his side of the road which caused Mr Ashenden to swerve to his nearside, with his car leaving the road and crashing, causing his fatal injuries.
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