Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving - Slough

14/09/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with causing death by dangerous driving in Slough.

Constantin Radu, aged 32, of Salt Hill Way, Slough, was initially charged on Saturday, 12 September 2015, with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above the limit.  He was further charged yesterday, Sunday, 13 September 2015, with causing death by dangerous driving after one of the injured men sadly died of his injuries.

The charges are in connection with a road traffic collision, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, 12 September 2015, on Wexham Road, Slough where two male pedestrians were struck by a vehicle.

A 20-year-old man from Langley, who was seriously injured during the incident, died yesterday, Sunday, 13 September 2015, from his injuries. The other 20-year-old man, from Slough, has been released from hospital with minor injuries.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Constantin Radu.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to initially charge Constantin Radu with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above the limit and then further charge him with causing death by dangerous driving.

"The charges are in connection with a road traffic collision, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, 12 September 2015, on Wexham Road, Slough where two male pedestrians were struck by a vehicle and one of them later died in hospital of his injuries.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Radu has been remanded in police custody and is due to appear at Slough Magistrates' Court today, Monday, 14 September 2015.

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