Another killer driver escapes prosecution

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The British justice system has once again failed the family of a cyclist killed by a motor vehicle. Another driver who ran into a cyclist from behind has escaped prosecution.

Marie Vesco, a 20-year-old French student, died while cycling along the A23 at Burgess Hill near Brighton on June 4, 2008. The car, whose driver said she had seen her, nevertheless cut across in front of her to reach a slip road. The wing mirror caught her, causing her to fall.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.