Saturday 19 March 2011

Lorry driver killed cyclist

A man has been given a 100-hour community order and banned from driving for a year for causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving in Essex.

Insp Steve Brewer said after the hearing: "Vera Chaplin was a regular cyclist in the Kirby and Frinton area.

"The collision itself was relatively minor...
Tony Smith failed to see Ms Chaplin on her bike until it was too late.

The BBC refers to Vera Chaplin being killed by a car driver. But according to the local paper:

Vera Chaplin, 89, died following a collision between her bicycle and a Silverton Aggregates lorry, driven by Tony Smith, in Frinton Road in August 9 last year.

A lorry presumably like one of these.


A CYCLIST and a lorry have collided at the top of East Reach in Taunton.

Police say
the cyclist, a man in his 40s, was trapped beneath the lorry and had sustained leg injuries.