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Old April 21st 17, 01:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Minicab driver who ran over cyclist whilst distracted on mobilephone spared jail

On 21/04/2017 13:00, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
On Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:55:01 +0100, Bod wrote:

On 21/04/2017 12:42, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
On Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:57:41 +0100, Bod wrote:

*How was this not "careless driving"*?

Abdelyekini Olafusi was found guilty of careless driving after he ran
down the woman in Clerkenwell.

Olafusi clipped the back of the 41-year-old cyclist’s wheel when he
turned right at traffic lights on Gray's Inn Road on May 27.

The cyclist, an Italian woman, fell off her bike to the ground but
Olafusi did not stop and continued to drive over her.


If he'd clipped a car, there would have been a small dent and some
paintwork required. Bicycles are for paths, not roads.

Reality check! He *didn't* clip a car and the cyclist was *legally
allowed* to be on the road.
Try sticking to the facts rather than your personal desires.

He clipped a bicycle which is inherently unstable, therefore unsuitable
to mix with larger vehicles.

Funny that I've been cycling on roads for about 60 years with no
problems whatsoever as have millions of other cyclists.

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