A SOUTHAMPTON woman has been cleared of causing the death of a motorcyclist following a crash on a city road.

Sarah Imran was on trial accused of causing death by driving without due care and attention following the death of John Malcolm Hall.

Mr Hall, 45, from Botley, suffered fatal injuries during a crash on The Avenue, near its junction with Winn Road, on October 4, 2018.

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.

Ms Imran, 36, of Northumberland Road, Southampton, was charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention – which she denied.

But two days into her trial, at Southampton Crown Court, prosecutors offered no evidence in the case and a judge ordered jury members to find Ms Imran not guilty.

The court previously heard how Ms Imran was attempting to turn right from The Avenue into Winn Road before changing her mind and attempting to continue northbound on The Avenue.

A collision occurred with Hall’s bike, which he was riding northbound on The Avenue.

The court heard Mr Hall had sped up prior to the collision, may have been crouched down on the bike as he accelerated and was likely obscured from Ms Imran’s vision by a headrest.

Following Mr Hall’s death, family members said in a statement: “John never made it home after being fatally injured in a road traffic incident.

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

“We are lost without him.”