Death caused

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.

CTC's view: 

There is substantial evidence that this driver drove dangerously over an extended period leading up to the crash and therefore should at least have faced an additional charge of dangerous driving.

CTC would have preferred to see a much longer driving ban imposed.

Doctor Clive Richards killed in collision with lorry on Archway Road, London (05/08/13)

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was hit at about 09:40 while cycling on the A1 Archway Road between Highgate and Archway gyratory.

CTC's view: 

Yet another tragic incident in which a cyclist has been killed in an incident involving an HGV on London’s roads.

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.

Minibus driver arrested following death of cyclist Owain Richard James in Caerphilly county (21/07/13)

The 43-year-old driver is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the incident at Newbridge on the A472.

CTC's view: 

The driving ban handed to Andrzej Wojcicki is considerably longer than the majority of bans given for causing death or bodily harm offences, which are between one and three years. CTC would like driving bans of this length – 10 years or more – to be used much more widely by judges and for longer bans to be given greater emphasis in sentencing guidelines.

In 2013, 35% of drivers who were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and sent to prison received a custodial sentence of between three and five years, 38% received a sentence of five years or more.

The order to pass an extended driving test before regaining a driving licence is mandatory for drivers convicted of a dangerous driving offence.

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