Policeman Found Guilty of Seriously Injuring Cyclist

A policeman from London has been found guilty of causing an accident in which a cyclist was left with brain damage.

The rider and promising singer-songwriter was hit by a police van whist he was cycling in East London. 

He was left with serious spine injuries and brain damage Southwark Crown Court heard. 

The policeman, who reached speeds of 68mph in a 30mph zone, is due to be sentenced in early October. 

A policeman from London has been found guilty of causing an accident in which a cyclist was left with brain damage.

The rider and promising singer-songwriter was hit by a police van whist he was cycling in East London. 

He was left with serious spine injuries and brain damage Southwark Crown Court heard. 

The policeman, who reached speeds of 68mph in a 30mph zone, is due to be sentenced in early October. 

“Pepe was just a week away from launching his first album when he was hit,” said a spokesperson for the accident victim.

“He has since spent 15 months recovering. It has had a huge impact on every area of his life, including his career and his independence.

“Physically, he will never be the same.”

Eyewitnesses described how they saw the van ‘taking off’ after hitting a humpback bridge with all four wheels off the ground before it hit the cyclist. 

The rider was then thrown on to the bonnet of the van and in to a tree. 

A spokesperson for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said, “A jury has found that his driving was dangerous and fell well below the standards expected of him.”

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