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"Careless" driving charge in cyclist's hit and run death

Victim left for dead while riding to work in November

A 47 year old man has been charged with causing the death by driving without due care and attention of 36-year old Michael Isherwood and also with failing to stop after an accident.

Michael was a boat master for a canal cruising business and had been cycling to work through Salterforth in Lancashire when he was struck by a car which then failed to stop.

Despite being airlifted to hospital, he succumbed to what were described as “catastrophic” injuries.

Andrew Edwards, of Bagshaw Street, Hyde, Cheshire has been bailed to appear at Burnley Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, March 8. has contacted the Lancashire Crown Prosecution Service to ask about the  decision to charge the motorist with causing death by “careless” driving rather than the more serious offence of “dangerous” driving.

The CPS told us: ""The defendant has been charged with the charge which best reflected the evidence. As the case is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."


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