Abdul Mahad

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Incident summary

Mahad was crossing the A45 Coventry Road in Sheldon, at a marked crossing, on his bicycle when he was struck by a Toyota driven by David Belle, 65. He sustained serious injuries and later died in hospital.

Belle had misunderstood the traffic lights, observing the green lights for a slip road to his side but not the read lights controlling the crossing.

Legal summary

Belle admitted causing death by careless driving. He was banned from driving for one year, given 100 hours’ unpaid work, and received a 12-month suspended sentence (suspended for 18 months).