Occurred on A-road

Cyclist injured in collision with VW Golf at Stonehouse, Gloucestershire (05/04/13)

Medics have taken a 60-year old male cyclist to hospital after he was injured when he was involved in a collision with a silver VW Golf at 07:50 on Friday April 5th.

Cyclist dies after collision with Saab at crossroads - driver pleads guilty to causing death by careless driving and is given (02/04/13)

A cyclist remains critically ill in hospital after being knocked off his bike at a crossroads.

CTC's view: 

Under CPS guidance on charging practices for driving offences ‘driving whilst avoidably and dangerously distracted such as whilst reading a newspaper/map, talking to and looking at a passenger, selecting and lighting a cigarette or by adjusting the controls of electronic equipment’ is considered dangerous driving. The driver in this case should, therefore, have been charged with both causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving and it should have been left to the prosecution to fight the case on the basis that he was avoidably and dangerously distracted by his satnav. This case demonstrates a clear error on the part of the CPS in not charging for the more serious offence.

The maximum sentence for causing death by careless driving is 5 years imprisonment, a £5000 fine and an unlimited driving ban. The sentence handed down was, therefore, minimal compared with what could have been imposed.

Driver pleads guilty to death by careless driving of motorcyclist (25/07/12)

Peter Leyden was killed when driver, Siona Hughes, pulled into his path at a junction on a dual carriageway in July 2012. She has pleaded guilty to death by careless driving.

Elderly man dies after collision with cyclist (18/03/13)

The 81-year-old pedestrian suffered serious head injuries after colliding with the 22-year-old cyclist.

Teenage cyclist injured in crash with van driver in Lincolnshire (04/03/13)

A 14 year old boy has been injured in a crash with a van driver on the A52 at Croft Bank, near Skegness.

Motorcyclist lost leg after careless driving incident (23/10/12)

An Alness motorcyclist had a leg amputated after a collision when a car driver pulled out in front of him as he overtook on the A835 near Aultguish in October 2012.

Cyclist killed in crash with lorry driver in Perth and Kinross (17/03/13)

Charles Aimer, 42, from Dundee, had been cycling westbound on the A90 Dundee to Perth road near Errol at about 13:30 on Sunday when he was hit.

Fatal smash biker re-bailed (01/11/12)

A MOTORCYCLIST arrested after the death of his pregnant wife and unborn son in a crash has been bailed again as police inquiries continue.

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