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Cyclist who lost leg in lorry collision criticises driver’s £625 fine

  • August 19, 2016
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Cyclist who lost leg in lorry collision criticises driver’s £625 fine

Justin Dinsdale, 52, midwife whose leg was amputated at the roadside after she was hit by a Tesco lorry is hugely disappointed that the driver was fined just £625 and given five points on his licence after he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.

Dinsdale’s partner, Keith Bontrager, who created one of the most famous brands in cycling, was riding behind her at the time and witnessed the collision.

Dinsdale’s lawyer Sally Moore, head of personal injury at the firm Leigh Day, said they would now be taking civil legal action against Oprea and Tesco. “It remains a problem at the core of British society that serious collisions involving cyclists are still regarded as par for the course and appear to be treated as such by the courts,” Moore said.

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