Mike's Story

Mike was out on his bike, planning to cycle along the sea front to get some fresh air. His route took him along a fairly busy road through town but he had ridden it many times and he was wearing his helmet and a high visibility jacket. The weather was fine and dry, if a little cloudy. Mike was riding downhill towards the sea front when a blue Citroen Saxo tried to overtake him. The driver didn’t give Mike enough space and hit the bike which caused him to lose control and fall into the road. Mike was knocked unconscious and suffered internal injuries. He was flown by air ambulance to hospital where a week later he died of his injuries. The 19 year old driver of the blue Saxo was charged with causing death by careless driving which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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