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Cyclist fined over fatal accident

A cyclist found guilty of dangerous cycling after knocking down a 17-year-old girl who later died from her injuries has been fined 2,200.

Jason Howard, 36, from Buckingham, hit Rhiannon Bennett as she walked through the town with friends in April 2007.

Aylesbury magistrates heard Howard had shouted at Rhiannon to "move because I'm not stopping" before riding into her. She died from head injuries.

Howard told police he thought the shout would be enough to avoid the crash.

On Monday, the court heard that he could have swerved to avoid the girl.

Howard was cycling on the road when he approached the group but the court heard conflicting evidence about whether he mounted the kerb at any point during the incident.


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