This story made me sick!

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Vincealot, 9 May 2010.

  1. Vincealot

    Vincealot New Member

    Location:
    Coventry
    The story is sickening. I only read about it today. A Coventry cyclist was killed by a motorist in a fit of road rage. The driver this time however was charged with murder and sentanced to life.

    Read the story here
     
  2. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Location:
    Bugbrooke UK
    Link to Cov Telegraph not working?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Vincealot

    Vincealot New Member

    Location:
    Coventry
    try now
     
  4. darthpaul

    darthpaul Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    13 Years for running someone down to their death intentionally, sorry but that doesnt seem like justice to me, but thats our legal system for you.
     
  5. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Location:
    Epsom
    "jailed for life"
    "told he would serve at least 13 years before he would be considered for release"

    Er, what?
     
  6. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    The road where this incident happened COULD be used on the Audax Midland Mesh string between Stratford upon Avon and Measham.

    I have not used it. I use the A46 trunk road between Stonebridge and Whitley, the Coventry ringroad and then The Bedworth bypass to Nuneaton.
     
  7. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
  8. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    Location:
    Warrington
    I am not condoning the driver in any sense but I did wonder why the cyclist didn't stop to acknowledge the damage he caused and offer reparations..?
     
  9. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    The motorists' reaction was unjustifiably disproportionate, but I agree with Cyclist33, I would see red mist if a cyclist did that and buggered off.

    I read the story a few days ago and it looks like the Cyclist then had a second opportunity to sort things out and he did a runner again.

    Again, in no way condoning the motorist actions, but this could have ended a lot better than it did.
     
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