Truck driver in court for a case review

A recycling truck driver charged with careless use causing the death of six-year-old Carla Neems in Russell Street last May, appeared briefly again in Gisborne District Court yesterday.

Sau Tulua Aliifaalogo, 36, was in court for a case review hearing. He was further remanded on bail without plea for another similar fixture on April 5. His attendance will be excused.

Counsel Adam Simperingham said the adjournment was necessary, as there was still further disclosure to be received.

The charge was laid after a collision between Aliifaalogo’s truck and the girl, who is understood to have been making her way home from school.

A recycling truck driver charged with careless use causing the death of six-year-old Carla Neems in Russell Street last May, appeared briefly again in Gisborne District Court yesterday.

Sau Tulua Aliifaalogo, 36, was in court for a case review hearing. He was further remanded on bail without plea for another similar fixture on April 5. His attendance will be excused.

Counsel Adam Simperingham said the adjournment was necessary, as there was still further disclosure to be received.

The charge was laid after a collision between Aliifaalogo’s truck and the girl, who is understood to have been making her way home from school.

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