[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 14:10 GMT 15:10 UK
Cycle crash driver's tyres charge
Pictured clockwise: Thomas Harland, Wayne Wilkes, Maurice Broadbent and Dave Horrocks
The cyclists were on a 60-mile Sunday ride when they were killed
The driver of a car which struck a group of cyclists, killing four of them, has been charged with having three defective tyres.

The four cyclists from Rhyl Cycling Club were killed in January when a Toyota Corolla car skidded on ice on the A457 near Abergele, north Wales.

The accident happened in icy conditions on 8 January.

North Wales Police said the driver of the Corolla would appear before magistrates at a date yet to be set.

Maurice Broadbent, 61, from Rhuddlan, Dave Horrocks, 55, from Llanerch, Wayne Wilkes, 42, of Rhyl and Thomas Harland, 14, from Prestatyn, were killed in the crash naer Abergele.

Police examine the scene of the crash near Abergele
Police had been called to another accident an hour before the crash

The cyclists were said to be riding in pairs and wearing helmets for a 60-mile trip between Great Orme and Llanrwst.

They were struck by a car travelling in the opposite direction shortly after 1000 GMT on the A547 Rhuddlan Road.

A spokeswoman for North Wales Police declined to name the man charged with driving with defective tyres, and said a time and venue for the case had not yet been set.




RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific