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Nasty piece of work.

MadammeMarieMadammeMarie Posts: 621
edited March 2010 in Commuting chat
That's what this guy seems to be, according to this report! Killed a cyclist - another human being - and apparently, didn't show remorse or anything!

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/driver-caught-speeding-twice-after-killing-cyclist-14742950.html

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  • Also reported on BBC News, interested to see he got 5 years.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8587403.stm

    David McCall was a local legend, a real loss to the cycling world in Northern Ireland. :(

    A touching tribute to him here:
    http://www.tri247.com/article_3972.html
  • holybinchholybinch Posts: 417
    5 years, fair enough.
    Some judges should take example...
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    5 years is pitiful.
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  • holybinchholybinch Posts: 417
    We're still talking about manslaughter here, not murder.
    I'm pretty sure if such sentences were dished out a little bit more often it would have an impact on the way peoples drive around cyclists.
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  • dilemnadilemna Posts: 2,187
    5 years!!!!! He should have got at least 10 years and been banned from driving for life. He was an accident waiting to happen to kill some one. Anyway a knee capping would have been much more appropriate ............
    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; long and useful, but always ends at the wrong moment. Anon.
    Think how stupid the average person is.......
    half of them are even more stupid than you first thought.
  • jedsterjedster Posts: 2,004
    Actually, I think given the lack of intent 5 years is probably about right. It's a properly stiff sentence and sends a pretty clear message
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    jedster wrote:
    Actually, I think given the lack of intent 5 years is probably about right. It's a properly stiff sentence and sends a pretty clear message

    i agree.

    for the average person i.e. not hardened criminals....5 years in prison is a big sentence.
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

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  • Benno68Benno68 Posts: 1,689
    “He has no relatives or family in Northern Ireland so his prison sentence will be all the more difficult because he will have limited contact with his family,”

    What a shame!

    He should be banned from driving for life!
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  • is the driving ban concurrent with the prison sentance?
  • catfleacatflea Posts: 21
    Isn't the easiest way to get away with killing someone to knock them off their bike!? :roll:

    Its pretty disgusting really IMHO any road death should be treated as manslaughter and the appropriate penalties imposed. Whilst 5 years does seem like a scary sentance for a normal law abiding citizen (it would scare me silly!) 5 years locked in a box does not really tally imho wiht taking a life - regardless of how that life was extinguished and whether there was intent or not.

    A sad state of affairs.....
  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    Number of times I've been in a group and we've had someone moron race to overtake and they've missed by <30cm.... :evil:
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • is the driving ban concurrent with the prison sentance?

    Unfortunately it is. And it's like that in most cases. So the person walks out of prison straight into his/her car...
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