Lorry driver banned from the roads five times admits jumping red light and killing cyclist
A lorry driver with a “cavalier lack of respect” for the law is facing jail for killing a cyclist after jumping a red light — as another rider died in London today.
Trucker Barry Meyer, 53, had been banned from the road five times and was not licensed to be driving the tipper lorry that crushed Alan Neve to death at Holborn in 2013.
He yesterday admitted causing death by careless driving
Meyer’s view of Mr Neve, who had the right of way, was blocked by a toilet roll and sat-nav holder on his dashboard.
CCTV footage from Meyer’s lorry and other vehicles showed how he drove through a red light in Procter Street and stopped the lorry in a yellow box junction in High Holborn, before advancing through heavy traffic on to Mr Neve.
Besides his past convictions for driving while drunk and disqualified, he had others for assault, criminal damage and drug possession.