Page last updated at 17:45 GMT, Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Driver admits bridge cycle death

Scene of the crash on the Itchen Bridge
Derek Witt was cycling in a group on Itchen Bridge when he was hit

A driver has admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of a 60-year-old cyclist on a bridge in Hampshire.

Cyclist Derek Witt, was struck by a Peugeot 406 on the Itchen Bridge in Southampton, in August last year, as he cycled in a group of four riders.

Michael Filgate, 38, of Copenhagen Towers, Southampton, also admitted causing death by driving without a licence and insurance.

Another man, John Levy, 36, of Osborne Road South, denied the charges.

Another cyclist, a 32-year-old man from Whiteley, suffered serious leg and chest injuries in the collision.

Filgate and Mr Levy appeared at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday to enter their pleas.

A trial date for Mr Levy has yet to be set. Filgate will be sentenced later.

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