Driver Who Killed Cyclist Pleads Guilty to Death by Careless Driving

A teenage driver who was involved in an accident that killed a cyclists has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

A teenage driver who was involved in an accident that killed a cyclists has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Cyclist Rob Jefferies was knocked down by the car when he was cycling along the A351 in Bournmouth.

18 year old Lee Cahill, the driver of the car, had past his test only 4 months previous to the incident.

Mr Jefferies widow said: “I feel angry about a system that allows young drivers to take on responsibility for others’ lives that they are not ready for.

“I feel sorry for Lee that he has had to find out the hard way and have his life ruined as his actions have ruined ours.”

Jefferies was a well-known figure in the British cycling scene, helping to organise events. He also sprinted at a competitive level, once outsprinting the cycling legend Chris Hoy.

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