Saturday, 22 August 2009

Legal matters

Remember this case?

A dustcart driver who crushed a cyclist to death, has avoided jail - angering his victim's family and friends.

Trevor Ashworth, 31, was fined £500 and banned from driving for eight months today after being found guilty of careless driving.

Judge Loosley said Ashworth had driven without due care and attention because he had been making mobile phone calls shortly before the collision, and failed to notice his faulty mirror.

Which is not carelessness, as the Judge said, but wilful and conscious recklessness.

And now

The parents of an Oxford university student who was knocked off his bike and killed are suing the driver's insurance company. Engineering undergraduate, Tsz Fok, 22, was killed in a collision with a bin lorry on Broad Street, Oxford in 2007.