A SOUTHAMPTON woman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist on a major city road is set to go on trial.

Sarah Imran is due to appear at Southampton Crown Court for trial next year following the death of John Malcolm Hall.

The 45-year-old suffered fatal injuries during a crash on The Avenue, near its junction with Winn Road, on October 4 last year.

The crash, which took place around 5.20pm, involved a silver Volkswagen Touran and a grey and red Triumph motorbike.

Mr Hall, from Botley, was driving the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a then-35-year-old woman, and the passenger, a 15-year-old girl, both from Southampton, were treated for shock.

The driver, Imran, now 36, was charged with an allegation of causing death by driving without due care and attention.

Imran, of Northumberland Road, Southampton, pleaded not guilty to the allegation during a hearing at Southampton Crown Court on Friday.

She will next appear at Southampton Crown Court for a trial on February 5.

The trial is expected to last between two and three days.

As previously reported in the Daily Echo, family members released a statement paying tribute to Mr Hall following his death.

In the statement, the family said: “We are heartbroken to share the devastating news that John never made it home after being fatally injured in a road traffic incident on October 4.

“He is our world, my soul mate, and the most patient, caring daddy to our beautiful son.

"We are lost without him."

The family added their thanks to the members of the public who stopped at the scene to try and help Mr Hall.