Saturday, 27 February 2010

‘He simply didn't see the cyclist.’

A TRUCK driver has been fined and issued with five penalty points after he admitted causing a crash which left a cyclist seriously injured.

Gintautas Stunzenas, 40, pleaded guilty to careless driving at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court following the collision with cyclist Christopher Askew, who suffered a fractured pelvis, three broken ribs, a punctured lung and broken collar bones.

The court heard yesterday how Stunzenas, from Lithuania, failed to notice Mr Askew in front of his left-hand-drive Mercedes tractor unit as he entered the Paper Mill Lane roundabout on the B1113 at Claydon.

A witness travelling behind then
saw the cyclist's body flung from the rear axle of Stunzenas vehicle.