Saturday 20 March 2010

Cyclist arrested for killing pedestrian

BBC London News, which has failed to report a single killing of a cyclist by a lorry driver in the period 2008-2010, has suddenly discovered a cycling fatality story which also makes the BBC national news:

A 27-year-old cyclist has been arrested after the death of a tourist who was knocked down by a pedal bike in London.

Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and bailed.

Marian Anderson, 56, from Denmark, was hit while crossing a road in Camden on 21 February. She died in hospital from head injuries on 1 March. Police said she was with her daughter, who is in her mid-20s, at the time. The cyclist involved stopped at the scene.

The incident happened in Lidlington Place, at the junction with Eversholt Street.

The arrest was on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by recklessness and negligence.

If the cyclist is charged and convicted, we’re never going to hear the end of this, are we?