2009

Cyclist dies 18 months after being knocked off bike by lorry

Incident date: 
Thu, 2 Jul 2009

An Aberdeen student has died more than 18 months after she was knocked off her bike by a lorry.

Driver of lorry which killed Eilidh Cairns fined £200 for defective eyesight

Incident date: 
Thu, 5 Feb 2009

The driver of the lorry which killed cyclist Eilidh Cairns has been fined £200 for defective eyesight, after prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence to press charges for either a “dangerous” or a “careless” driving offence. Driver Joao Lopes was also ordered to pay £150 costs and a £15 surcharge and received 3 points on his licence. He was allowed to resume driving, using glasses.

Mother unhappy about short sentence attracted by causing death by careless driving

Incident date: 
Sun, 6 Dec 2009

The mother of a young man who was killed in the back of a car driven by a friend has criticised the short sentence the driver received.

Coroner declares head on crash at night be to accidental - Hindhead, Surrey

Incident date: 
Sat, 5 Dec 2009

A cyclist who was killed in a collision with a car in Hindhead did not have any lights on his bike, an inquest heard on Tuesday.

Dan Black seriously injured in Chepstow

Incident date: 
Wed, 2 Dec 2009

Last year, Dec 2nd 2009, Dan Black was run down on the ‘on-road’ section on a Sustrans route (Celtic Trail) A48 Chepstow.

London bus driver in cycle death cleared of careless driving

Incident date: 
Wed, 11 Nov 2009

A fashion student knocked down and killed by a double-decker bus was swept up under its wheels “like a cardboard box”, a court heard.

Long-distance lorry driver jailed over death of Basil Clarke

Incident date: 
Sat, 26 Sep 2009

A lorry driver who caused the death of a 65-year-old cyclist has been jailed for 16 months.

Driver found guilty of drink driving and dangerous driving after hitting pregnant cyclist

Incident date: 
Wed, 12 Aug 2009

Cyclist Angela Scott was hit by a drink driver as she cycled home from work. She was pregnant at the time.

Driver's lapse led to death of Dr Steven Morris

Incident date: 
Tue, 11 Aug 2009

A VAN driver’s momentary lapse of attention at a “difficult” road junction cost the life of a university professor cycling close to him, a court was told.

Relatives sob in court as 50mph death crash driver escapes prison

Incident date: 
Wed, 24 Jun 2009

A driver who mowed down a mother-of-two on a pedestrian crossing has walked free from court.

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