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Cyclist killed in lorry collision on St Andrews Road, Avonmouth (25/07/13)

A cyclist died after his bike was in collision with a lorry at a road junction in Avonmouth, Bristol.

The accident happened on the A403 St Andrews Road at the Kingsweston Lane junction, at 19:00 BST on 25th July 2013.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said the cyclist died at the scene and officers are appealing for witnesses.

The lorry driver, a 37-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was bailed pending further inquiries.

  • UPDATE 26/03/14

The cyclist, 31-year-old David Moore, was killed on his 31st birthday.

Bristol Crown Court heard the cyclist crossed a pedestrian crossing on red and the driver crossed on green – but was found to be travelling at 51mph in a 40mph limit.

Colin Woolgar, 38, of Cedern Avenue, Elborough, Weston-super-Mare, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving. The offence carries a maximum jail term of five years.

The court heard Woolgar’s defence team disputes prosecution claims he was using his mobile phone at the time of the tragedy.

Prosecution evidence citing near misses before the accident is also disputed and will have to be resolved before sentencing takes place next month. Woolgar was bailed and given an interim driving ban.

Members of Mr Moore’s family said they all would like to see a maximum sentence imposed in the case.

Mr Moore, right, of Shirehampton, worked for Accolade Wines based in Avonmouth and was divorced, without children. He had just finished a 12-hour shift when he was killed.

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