Tuesday 29 November 2011

Driver Charged In Rob Jefferies Case (updated)

Police have charged the driver of the vehicle which struck and killed well-known local cyclist Rob Jefferies on 25 May 2011.
The driver was charged with causing death by careless driving in a hearing on Friday 25 November and will appear in court on 12 December.
Jefferies was hit by a vehicle on the evening of 26 April while out training with a friend near Wareham in Dorset. Rob was a member of Poole Wheelers and loved racing on the track as well as riding local time trials. A few days after the tragic accident more than 70 riders paid their respects to Rob with a rememberance ride across Studland to Swanage.

UPDATED 14/12/11

The driver, who was 17 years old at the time of the tragic accident had pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving. Lee Cahill from Wareham had passed his test in January 2011 and was convicted of a speeding offence in April 2011.

The case was adjourned for sentencing on 12 January. The driver was disqualified from driving awaiting sentencing. Magistrates considered the victim statement written by Rob’s widow Jane.

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