Monday, 8 February 2010

Superficial police investigation of cyclist’s death

THE widow of a champion cyclist killed in a road accident has condemned the "half-hearted" police inquiries which "raised more questions than they answered".

Jason MacIntyre, who raced for Scotland at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, died in January 2008 after being struck by a van.

She said she wanted to see cyclists better protected on the roads, adding: "There wasn't a more aware cyclist on the road than Jason.

"The police inquiry into his death was so inadequate and half-hearted, it raised more questions than it answered," she added.
"They didn't even close the road to investigate the accident scene, and then they examined the wrong part of the road.