Cyclist who hit woman clobbered for over £100,000!

Published: Sunday, 23 June 2019

THE cyclist,  Robert Hazeldean, who knocked over Gemma Brushett,  as we reported, has been clobbered for over £100,000!

The judge, Shanti Mauger has ruled he was liable to pay damages as 'cyclists must be prepared at all times for people to behave in unexpected ways', Keith Gudgin reports.


The Judge Mauger awarded her £4,161.79 in damages and also ordered him to pay the legal costs understood to be in the region of £100,000, as he was not insured at the time of the crash.

It was stated that even though Gemma Brushett was looking at her phone when she walked into the road in front of him, Robert Hazeldean knew the road was not entirely clear when he tried to ride through.

Seriously injured

There were 130 people seriously injured in accidents involving cyclists last year and four were killed on Britain's roads and cycleways with over ten pedestrians suffering life threatening injuries every month when they are hit by people on bicycles.

The government is now looking at ways to make the roads safer for pedestrians and are urgently reviewing whether new laws should be brought in to cover dangerous cycling.

Currently cycling without due care and attention or reasonable consideration for other road users carries a £1,000 maximum fine, while dangerous cycling could mean a £2,500 fine.