Driver pleads not guilty to crash which led to Stansted estate agent having legs amputated

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A 40-year-old Haverhill man has denied causing serious injuries by dangerous driving after allegedly hitting two footballers in Newmarket.

Jan Adamec, of Shetland Road, was charged over the weekend by Cambridgeshire Police and appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Stansted estate agent Shaun Whiter, 27, from Burrough Green, was helping his friend Joey Abbs, 31, from Newmarket, fix a puncture on July 1 at 10.55pm in Dullingham Road.

Both men were seriously injured when a Ford Focus crashed into Mr Whiter’s BMW and then left the scene. Mr Whiter’s legs were both amputated below the knee and Mr Abbs received a serious injury to his right leg.

Adamec, charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, denied both charges and has now been remanded in custody.

He will appear at Cambridge Crown Court on August 8.

A fundraising page set up by friends and family of Mr Whiter’s fiancée Charlotte Way to pay for Mr Whiter’s aftercare has raised £51,000.

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Mr Whiter, who played for Manuden’s side last year, was due to sign on for Newmarket’s first team and Mr Abbs recently left Newmarket Town to play for Soham Town Rangers.

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