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Bruce Bursford verdict

Whatever some cyclists thought of "World
record breaking cyclist" Bruce Bursford, there’s no doubt that anyone who has
ever ridden a bike will find the punishment dealt out to the driver of the lorry
that killed him will be shocked and dismayed.

For ending Bursfords life, by crashing into him, whilst using a mobile phone, Darren
Greenwood aged 36, of Charles Close, Toftwood, Dereham, Norfolk, has been fined £500,
banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay £35 prosecution costs.

Three days before the accident, on February 6 at 8.40am the police had stopped Greenwood
as he drove between Ipswich Road and Sandy Lane, Norwich, for using a mobile phone.
He was given then given a fixed penalty and warned about using mobile phones.

Clearly he didn’t take the incident seriously.

Greenwood also claims he didn’t see Bursford, who’d gone out on a training trip just
after 1pm and was wearing a brightly coloured top – a Union Jack top of red, white
and blue with yellow markings and he could easily be seen.

Cyclists in Norfolk had better watch out for partially sighted lorry drivers in a
years time when Greenwood is allowed back on the roads again.


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