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162359Photo #162359Fatal collision

"A driver who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after killing a cyclist who he claimed he couldn’t see, has been sentenced to an 18 month community order, 250 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 18 months."

twitter.com/allpartycycling/status/1356707941705998340

Official report
www.cyclestreets.net/collisions/reports/2019350835810/

Fenland Citizen
www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/driver-who-killed-much-loved-cyclist-on-fenland-road-sentenced-9155169/

A driver who killed a cyclist after failing to see him when turning out of a junction has been sentenced.

Bradley Schofield, of Foul Anchor, Tydd, Wisbech, was driving his Vauxhall Astra in Fitton End Road on 23 April, 2019.

The 20-year-old turned at the junction to join Roman Bank, Leverington, at just before 6.30pm but struck 68-year-old Paul Sims as he did so.

Mr Sims, from Wisbech St Mary, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries but died three weeks later (May 14) from his injuries.

A forensic collision investigation report concluded Schofield had failed to see Mr Sims and his friend as they cycled and as he turned directly into their path.

The report noted that Schofield should have been able to see them and the exact reason why he failed to do so was unclear, but he did not take extra care when pulling out of the junction.

In police interview, Schofield said he didn’t see the cyclists as he turned and claimed there must have been a blind spot created by the pillar of the car.

Schofield was later served with a postal requisition charging him with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

PC Rochelle Eves, who investigated, said: “It’s incredibly sad when we have to attend incidents where drivers have made a mistake resulting in tragedy.

“I would urge people to ensure they pay careful attention when driving, and be particularly aware of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

“We attend these kinds of incidents far too often and many are completely avoidable.”
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157969Photo #157969No cycleway (pathway), at all, from at least the village of Coates through to the outskirts of the city of Peterborough (including Stanground). It's a Major task but the authorities should make a start. The roads are rarely used by cyclists with no castaways for for pedestrians as it's a very busy road and in most of the distance not even a pathway .Track:
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122270Photo #122270Norfolk Street should be pedestrianised. The pavements are far too narrow for a shopping street. The shopfront to shopfront distance is ~6m.Track:
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122264Photo #122264Shared-use path is too narrow.Cycleway:
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122261Photo #122261Barriers and geometry of shared-use path forces people to close together either side of this crossing.Track:
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122259Photo #122259Shared-use pavement is too narrow.Track:
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122257Photo #122257Cycleway needs to seperated from the footpath through the park. It is too narrow for 2-way cycling and walking at the same time.Cycleway:
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122254Photo #122254Shared use pavement and crossings are too narrow with guard rails forcing people close together. They need to be widened by taking a lane away from the urban dual-carriageway.Track:
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122244Photo #122244The pacements at Cornhill are quite narrow. The road is very wide here, plenty of room to widen the pavement.Track:
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122240Photo #122240North Brink should be 2-way for cycling to allow cyclists to avoid the Chapel/Harecroft Road junction.Cycleway:
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122236Photo #122236High Street is part of NCN1 and the safest way to cross town by cycle but it is one way. It should be filtered to motor vehicles and made 2-way for cycling.Cycleway:
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122231Photo #122231Little Church Street is too narrow to be shared with motor vehicles.Temporary closure:
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108231Photo #108231Cyclist died three weeks after collision. (Exact location along Roman Bank is not known.)

www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/cyclist-dies-leverington
(copied 18 May 2019 06:17:50) read:

Cyclist dies following collision in Leverington
17 May 2019
A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a car last month.

The crash happened on 23 April in Roman Bank, Leverington, and also involved a silver Vauxhall Astra.

The man has been named as Paul Simms, 68 from Wisbech St Mary. He died in hospital from his injuries on Tuesday (14 May).

No arrests have been made in connection with the collision and an investigation continues.

His family have asked for privacy at this time but did release this statement:

“Paul was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather, he will be sadly missed.”


Other links:
www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/2857815/cyclist-airlifted-to-hospital-after-leverington-car-crash/
www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/2875098/cyclist-who-died-in-leverington-crash-is-named/

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/much-loved-grandfather-dies-after-16293661

twitter.com/FenCops/status/1129413793572884486
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100554Photo #100554Report of a fatal crash in Wisbech

Somewhere along Weasenham Lane - location not exactly known, but is suggested to be somewhere near Cromwell Road here:
twitter.com/Cambs_Traffic/status/1018780971620093952

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-44849107

www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/weasenham-lane-in-wisbech-is-closed-after-a-fatal-collision-involving-a-boy-cyclist-and-a-lorry-9004102/

Road policing ref: CC-16072018-0100
www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Fatal-collision-in-Wisbech-Weasenham-Lane
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99984Photo #99984Cycle parking on the westbound platform, MarchCycle parking:
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90900Photo #90900Wheelbender cycle parking (empty on a Sunday morning) at March station - there's level access to this platform.Cycle parking:
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60147Photo #60147BBC report of a cyclist crashing into a steam roller during a cycle race.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-28524709

Collision report:
www.cyclestreets.net/collisions/reports/2014350118814/
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30769Photo #30769Some wheel bender cycle parking here, there is much better cycle parking elsewhere at this station.Cycle parking:
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21299Photo #21299NCN1 through an archway at the end of Exchange Square, Wisbech, signed as No Entry.General sign/notice:
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19817Photo #19817Cambridgeshire County Council does not permit the use of this sign. Erected by ... Cambridgeshire County CouncilGeneral sign/notice:
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19816Photo #19816Cambridgeshire County Council does not permit the use of this sign. Erected by ... Cambridgeshire County CouncilGeneral sign/notice:
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17090Photo #17090NCN 63 crosses the Greenwich Meridian. Note the Sheffield stands!General sign/notice:
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17089Photo #17089NCN 63Route sign:
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17088Photo #17088This is described as the Wet Weather route to MarchCycleway:
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14602Photo #14602Ed (Simon) set this location as an educated guess!Route sign:
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14601Photo #14601NCN Route 63. The wet weather route goes on the road whereas the normal route goes along a dismantled railway then along a track.Route sign:
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14600Photo #14600This sign has been shot, bashed and also does not display that the route here splits into the wet weather route and the normal route. Instead a sticker points to the normal route reading "This way to"Route sign:
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14599Photo #14599A rather grubby milepost on NCN63Route sign:
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14598Photo #14598Route sign:
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10127Photo #10127Crossing railway tracks is always going to be a problem for cyclists. At Turves a minor road crosses the railway 4 times in 1 1/2 miles, and this one, with concrete panels in steel frames is oblique angled with deep flangeways and wide areas of slippery steel. Modern high friction panels could be justified, if this hazard was actually 'on the record'. If you experience a level crossing crash - use the crossing phone (if available) to stop trains and safely remove any obstruction or use the Network Rail emergency number 08457-11-41-41. Do make sure HMRI records any such incident.Other:
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10126Photo #10126Crossing railway tracks is always going to be a problem for cyclists. At Turves a minor road crosses the railway 4 times in 1 1/2 miles, and this one, with concrete panels in steel frames is oblique angled with deep flangeways and wide areas of slippery steel. Modern high friction panels could be justified, if this hazard was actually 'on the record'. If you experience a level crossing crash - use the crossing phone (if available) to stop trains and safely remove any obstruction or use the Network Rail emergency number 08457-11-41-41. Do make sure HMRI records any such incident.Other:
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10125Photo #10125Crossing railway tracks is always going to be a problem for cyclists. At Turves a minor road crosses the railway 4 times in 1 1/2 miles, and this one, with concrete panels in steel frames is oblique angled with deep flangeways and wide areas of slippery steel. Modern high friction panels could be justified, if this hazard was actually 'on the record'. If you experience a level crossing crash - use the crossing phone (if available) to stop trains and safely remove any obstruction or use the Network Rail emergency number 08457-11-41-41. Do make sure HMRI records any such incident.Other:
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