Case Study

Frank Mugisha killed while cycling in Tottenham

Incident date: 
Tue, 27 Mar 2012

Mr Mugisha, 41, from Enfield, died 6 days after the collision with a car at the junction of Great Cambridge Road and White Hart Lane. He had been in a coma since the crash. He was originally from Uganda but moved with his family to Britain some years ago.

  • UPDATE 30/10/12

Jonathan Baird, 63, of Margaret Avenue in Waltham Forest, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is due to appear at Haringey Magistrates Court on Tuesday, November 20.

  • UPDATE 19/02/13

Mr Baird admitted causing death by dangerous driving at Wood Green crown court but he walked free after a six-month jail sentence was suspended for two years.

Mr Mugisha’s best friend Isaac Adams said the cyclist’s family, from Enfield, were “disgusted”, adding: “This driver could be back on the roads causing danger in three years — this is not justice. He has got a slap on the wrist while a family have been left without a father. He should have been banned for life.”

Baird was ordered to pay £500 costs, do 150 hours of community work, and pass an extended driving test before he can drive again. Mr Mugisha was the fifth of 14 cyclists to die in London last year.

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21st death in Britain, 5th in London in 2012.

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