The trial of a 27-year-old man accused of causing the death of a Norwich student by careless driving following a crash with a lorry is to take place in his absence after he failed to attend court.

Nissan Nazarudeen is accused of causing the death of Amal Prasad Sandhya by driving a Toyota Corolla Verso without due care and attention on the A14 at Creeting St Mary on April 2, 2021.

A jury was sworn in at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday and Peter Clark, prosecuting, is expected to open the case to the jury on Tuesday.

Mr Sandhya was a front seat passenger in the Toyota Corolla when it was involved in the collision at about 4.50am.

Eastern Daily Press: The scene of the crash on the A14The scene of the crash on the A14 (Image: Archant)

The 25-year-old from Norwich, who was born in India, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene at 5.15am.

Nazarudeen, of The Grange Road, Thetford, and another passenger in the car suffered minor injuries, while the driver of the lorry was unharmed.

The trial is expected to finish this week.