SMH- Van driver on murder charge for hitandrun cyclist death

SMH- Van driver on murder charge for hitandrun cyclist death

Postby fatherofmany » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:49 am

Van driver on murder charge over hit-and-run cyclist death
January 5, 2012 - 9:18AM

A man has been charged with murder after the hit-and-run death of a cyclist in the NSW Northern Rivers, police say.

A 60-year-old man was riding his motorised bicycle in Mullumbimby about 10.30am on Tuesday when he was allegedly hit from behind by a white van.

The van driver allegedly failed to stop at the scene.
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The cyclist was found by a passer-by and taken to Mullumbimby Hospital where he died, police said.

Police arrested a 53-year-old man yesterday morning at a house in Nashua, where they also seized a white Toyota HiAce van for examination.

The man was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with murder and dangerous driving occasioning death.

He was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

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Postby fatherofmany » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:55 am

While I feel for anyone who suffers (either side) in a collision (note not accident, there was a cause!), even as much as feeling for someone who panics and flees a scene, there has to be someone somewhere charged and convicted to make drivers more aware of cyclists.
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Postby im_no_pro » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 pm

Already under discussion in the appropriate thread

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