Cyclist dies after collision with minibus in Blackburn.

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by PaulB, 7 Jun 2018.

  1. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Momentary lapse of concentration = wasn't paying attention to a fatal degree and some innocent passer by died as a result.

    They should say it how it is. That it may or may not have been momentray is irrelevent. No one gets a sticker at the dentist for momentarily shoplifting or momentarily murdering someone.
     
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  2. Well, the case is now closed.https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co....bus-driver-spared-jail-after-killing-cyclist/ The driver of the mini bus has been given......... "an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, was disqualified from driving for 21 months and must complete 150 hours’ unpaid work" He's also lost his job and as the hearing was told,he'll have to carry the burden for the rest of his life. It sounds like he was rushing to get to his destination. He looked right before pulling out and just didn't look forward,which led to the cyclist's death. I've since mentioned Robert Worden's death to people and in most cases they've said ..."He was daft to ride that roundabout when there's a cyclist/pedestrian crossing available to use". There isn't though. There is one on the adjoining large roundabout which leads onto the motorway,but not on the smaller one where he was killed. Yes,they have those little islands in the middle of the road where you can make a dash for,but to not only stand yourself in a safe position,but also your bike, to avoid it being clipped is very difficult,as we all know. His death has just been written off as a "Those cyclists just don't help themselves" 'accident'.. :sad:
     
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  3. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I really hate that attitude, and this concern that the perpetrator has to carry the burden would bring no solace to me.
     
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  4. Drago

    Drago Guru

    No one forced the perp to drive like a tool, so really it was their decision to carry it with them for the rest of their lives. That should be of no account whatsoever during sentencing.
     
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