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Killed Clapham cyclist's family pays tribute to daughter after van driver walks free (31/07/11)

The family of a cyclist killed in Clapham two years ago have paid tribute to their daughter after the van driver charged with her death was cleared following a trial.

20-month-old child killed in collision with van (23/07/13)

A child who died following a collision with a van in Ipswich yesterday was 20 months old, according to police.

Officers continue to make inquiries following the incident at the playing field off Lovetofts Drive in the Westbourne area and have bailed a 37-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

The man, of no fixed abode, was taken into custody at Mar

Cyclist, Mary Margaret Brook, dies in crash on road near Drumnadrochit (22/07/13)

A female cyclist in her 50s died following a collision with a car in Glen Urquhart near Drumnadrochit.

It happened on the A831 near the A833 junction at Milton at about 08:41.

The death of the cyclist near Drumnadrochit is the 9th in Scotland this year.

Cyclist dies on day of safety campaign, Scotland (22/07/13)

A female cyclist has died in a crash with a car on the day campaigners gathered to call for investment in cycle safety measures outside the Scottish Parliament.

The collision happened on the A831 near Milton, Drumnadrochit, in the Highlands at around 8.40am on July 22nd.

Emergency services were called but the woman died at the scene, police said.

Woman cleared of causing biker’s death on A614 (18/06/12)

A 70-year-old woman who turned across the path of a motorcyclist doing ‘up to 100mph’ has been cleared of causing his death by careless driving.

19 year-old given community punishment for killing 56 year-old cyclist in Lancashire (27/03/12)

Samuel Fawcett, 19, received 300 hours community punishment and a 2 year driving ban for the offence of causing death by careless driving.

Tom Berry, a 56-year-old cyclist, suffered serious injuries in the accident which happened as he cycled on A521, Meadow Lane, Croston, near Leyland, towards the A59 on March 27 2012.

Fawcett had claimed he was temporarily blinded by the low setting sun w

CTC's view: 

Less than a third of drivers convicted of causing death by careless driving go to jail, but, even worse, short driving bans such as the 2 year ban received by Samuel Fawcett, means that killer drivers could be back behind the wheel terrifyingly soon. CTC wants to see much longer driving bans, and much tougher driving tests, imposed on those who have shown themselves to be a danger on the roads.

26-year-old cyclist, Ben Caroll, killed during road race (9/7/13)

Ben Carroll, 26, from the Cardiff Ajax cycling club had been taking part in the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling handicap race on Tuesday July 9th.

CTC's view: 

Under new rules for coroners, coroners have a duty to produce ‘Preventing Further Deaths’ (PFDs) reports where a concern has been identified. The coroner who presided over this inquest should exercise this duty in this case.

14 year-old cyclist, Connor Shields, killed in Aberdeenshire (17/07/13)

The boy was travelling with five or six other cyclists on the A975 Newburgh to Cruden Bay road when the collision happened at around 6pm July 17th, Police Scotland said.

He was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but died of his injuries.

The other vehicle involved was a Volvo car, which was being driven north by a 59-year-old man.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision at

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