THE trial of a man facing a charge of dangerous driving has been adjourned at Bolton Crown Court.

Safvan Patel, aged 27, of East Park Road, Blackburn, is accused of causing the death of Jack Hindley on June 4, 2011.

Mr Hindley, aged 61, of Bromwich Street, The Haulgh, was killed while crossing Moor Lane, at 11.45pm, after a night out with friends.

The court heard Mr Patel had broken both his legs in a road accident and would not be put on trial until he had recovered.

The case, which will be brought back for mention in front of Judge Timothy Stead on Friday, is now being considered for trial at Bolton Crown Court on April 7, next year.