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Motorist has been arrested and released under investigation

An inquest has heard that an Essex cyclist lost his life after being hit by two vehicles on September 16. A 71-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and has since been released by police under investigation.

Gazette News reports that Declan Shea was cycling on Harwich Road in Elmstead, towards the B1029 in Great Bromley, just after 8pm, when he was hit from behind. He was then hit by another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

Police and paramedics attended, but he sadly died at the scene.

A full inquest is due to take place at a later date and police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal [at] essex.pnn.police.uk

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Grahamd [865 posts] 4 months ago
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You just know that this is likely to result in a suspended sentence with the driver surrendering his licence  wholly inadequate. In a world where equality is quite rightly everywhere so should sentencing be. 

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STATO [545 posts] 4 months ago
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Grahamd wrote:

You just know that this is likely to result in a suspended sentence with the driver surrendering his licence  wholly inadequate. In a world where equality is quite rightly everywhere so should sentencing be. 

Do you feel it a duty to share your miserable attitude on every single post on here?  

 

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brooksby [2919 posts] 4 months ago
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I wonder whether the minister will now be writing to the AA, the RAC, etc, asking them to remind their members about the rules of the road as set out in the Highway Code?? 

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brooksby [2919 posts] 4 months ago
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STATO wrote:
Grahamd wrote:

You just know that this is likely to result in a suspended sentence with the driver surrendering his licence  wholly inadequate. In a world where equality is quite rightly everywhere so should sentencing be. 

Do you feel it a duty to share your miserable attitude on every single post on here?  

 

You're absolutely right: it's much better to sing la-la-la with your fingers in your ears...  3

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Ramuz [323 posts] 4 months ago
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We need to demand that the minister rights to the AA and RAC.

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hampsoc [28 posts] 4 months ago
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Ramuz wrote:

We need to demand that the minister rights to the AA and RAC.

'writes' Ramuz,  you should know as cyclists we don't have any rights.

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Yorkshire wallet [1704 posts] 4 months ago
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STATO wrote:
Grahamd wrote:

You just know that this is likely to result in a suspended sentence with the driver surrendering his licence  wholly inadequate. In a world where equality is quite rightly everywhere so should sentencing be. 

Do you feel it a duty to share your miserable attitude on every single post on here?  

 

Need some stats to substantiate that accusation.

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ThatBritishBloke [32 posts] 4 months ago
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STATO wrote:
Grahamd wrote:

You just know that this is likely to result in a suspended sentence with the driver surrendering his licence  wholly inadequate. In a world where equality is quite rightly everywhere so should sentencing be. 

Do you feel it a duty to share your miserable attitude on every single post on here?  

 

 

But you know that is the likely outcome.

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BehindTheBikesheds [1329 posts] 4 months ago
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“This gentleman was riding a pedal cycle towards the B1029 when he was struck by a vehicle from behind"

What, not 'mown down'? Where is the hate, the shock & horror from the rest of the broadsheets, what about Richard Madeley, has he not spoken out and attacked the AA or the RAC,, why is he not asking questions and losing his shit over this? Why are the media not reporting this disgusting execution and act of cowardice!

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Bluebug [310 posts] 4 months ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

“This gentleman was riding a pedal cycle towards the B1029 when he was struck by a vehicle from behind"

What, not 'mown down'? Where is the hate, the shock & horror from the rest of the broadsheets, what about Richard Madeley, has he not spoken out and attacked the AA or the RAC,, why is he not asking questions and losing his shit over this? Why are the media not reporting this disgusting execution and act of cowardice!

The dead gentleman was firstly male and then he wasn't blonde haired, blue eyed, slim, middle class and a mother of two.

Plus it is well-known that loads of older drivers are a menace on the road regardless of how you choose to travel, but we have to wait until they have dangerous accidents before we can get their licences of them. 

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wellsprop [723 posts] 4 months ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

“This gentleman was riding a pedal cycle towards the B1029 when he was struck by a vehicle from behind"

What, not 'mown down'? Where is the hate, the shock & horror from the rest of the broadsheets, what about Richard Madeley, has he not spoken out and attacked the AA or the RAC,, why is he not asking questions and losing his shit over this? Why are the media not reporting this disgusting execution and act of cowardice!

True that.

The frame in your profile pic is fascinating btw.

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BehindTheBikesheds [1329 posts] 4 months ago
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wellsprop wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

“This gentleman was riding a pedal cycle towards the B1029 when he was struck by a vehicle from behind"

What, not 'mown down'? Where is the hate, the shock & horror from the rest of the broadsheets, what about Richard Madeley, has he not spoken out and attacked the AA or the RAC,, why is he not asking questions and losing his shit over this? Why are the media not reporting this disgusting execution and act of cowardice!

True that.

The frame in your profile pic is fascinating btw.

A very rare carbon composite aero designed Villiger Eagle that I used to own, made in Switzerland IIRC but were  rebadged under license and better known as the Vitus ZX-1, think Peugeot rebadged a few of them too. It was too small for me, sold it to a guy in italy who offered me an obscene amount of money for it, then again where you gonna find another, I haven't ever seen one since.