Owen Edwards represented Dr. Darwish during a seven-day trial at Cardiff Crown Court in June 2021. The case involved the tragic death of an elderly pedestrian. Dr. Darwish was driving to work when the pedestrian crossed over the road from his right. The prosecution alleged that the collision was caused by a serious visual problem which made Dr. Darwish unfit to drive. The defence case was that the collision was effectively unavoidable.
Dr. Darwish was represented by Rachel Stone of DAC Beachcroft a specialist solicitor in fatal driving cases.
Expert evidence was called as to both eyesight and the cause of the collision. The prosecution expert conceded under cross examination that the window of opportunity to view the pedestrian was limited. The defendant was found not guilty of all counts.