Death caused

55-year-old cyclist killed in collision in Sheffield (03/11/13)

A 55-year-old male cyclist died following a collision with a car on Whirlowdale Road, near the junction with Abbey Lane, at around 8am on Sunday November 3rd.

CTC's view: 

Road Justice campaigners from Cycle Sheffield attended the sentencing hearing. One of the campaigners, Mick Nott, wrote a blog about the case and how it feels to bear witness to a court case.

Woodrow cyclist dies in hospital (29/09/13)

Clint William Fidler, from Tredington Close, came off his bicycle in High Street, near the Bulls Head pub about 11.25am on Sunday, September 29.

The 54-year-old was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious head and chest injuries, where he passed away on Tuesday, October 8.

PC Michael Haines of West Mercia Police said: “An inquiry was launched to establish what happened, and establ

Wetherby cyclist Darren Greaves killed on B1224 (17/10/13)

38-year-old Darren Greaves died in a collision on October 17th on the B1224 between Bickerton and Wetherby at around 5:20pm.

Van driver pleads guilty to causing cyclist's death by careless driving (02/11/12)

Van driver, James Armstrong, pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to causing Adam Bennett’s death by careless driving.

CTC's view: 

Blaming low sun for collisions is very common, but should not be accepted as reason for a collision as drivers are advised to adjust their driving if their vision is affected by low sun.

Cyclist killed in crash near Folkestone West railway station, Kent (02/10/13)

A cyclist died after a collision with a car near a railway station in Folkestone, Kent.

Female cyclist killed in hit and run in Pulborough, Sussex (Sept 2013)

A man is to appear in court following a hit-and-run in which a cyclist was killed.

A 27-year-old Jennifer Hossack died at the scene of the incident near Pulborough when a silver Citroen Xsara travelling on the A29 at Codmore Hill overtook another car and crossed a double white line on to the opposite carriageway, Sussex Police said.

The vehicle struck the cyclist, from Kingsfold, lost contro

CTC's view: 

The maximum prison term for a driver convicted of causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years, an unlimited fine and an unlimited driving ban can also be imposed. If this is not the kind of scenario which warrants a much longer driving ban, then what is?

Fortunately for Miss Hossack’s family the case was dealt with very swiftly by the courts (less than 4 months). Cases such as these can sometimes take years to complete.

Dr Helen Measures, cleared of killing 21-year-old cyclist Denisa Perinova by careless driving (15/07/12)

Dr Helen Measures has been cleared of causing Denisa Perinova’s death by careless driving by a jury at Oxford Crown Court.

Sally Low killed cycling in Moray (28/9/13)

Sally Low, 44, was cycling on the B9102 near to the junction with the A941 when she was hit and killed by the driver of a silver Vauxhall.

21-year-old cyclist Maria Karsa died after collision with tipper truck in Aldgate (15/09/13)

A cyclist suffered head injuries after a collision with a tipper truck on the morning of Sunday 15th at 07:55am.

CTC's view: 

CTC believes hands-free phones should be banned when driving. A Transport Research Laboratory study concluded that driving behaviour is impaired more during a phone conversation than by having a blood alcohol level at the UK legal limit (80mg / 100ml).

Advice for bereaved relatives:
Bereaved relatives who are unsatisfied with a Crown Prosecution Service decision not to prosecute can request that the decision be reviewed under what is known as the ‘Victim’s Right to Review’. For more information on this right and the process involved see http://www.cps.gov.uk/victims_witnesses/victims_right_to_review/

Bereaved relatives are invited to contribute to a joint inspectorate into road death investigations and prosecutions currently being conducted by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and Inspectorate of the Constabulary. A request to participate should be sent to HMCPSI.DataCollection@HMCPSI.gsi.gov.uk

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