Crowdfund launched for cyclist ordered to pay compensation to pedestrian who crossed road while looking at phone

Robert Hazeldean could face paying up to £100k

Robert Hazeldean


A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for a cyclist ordered to pays tens of thousands to a pedestrian who was looking at her phone as she crossed the road when the two collided.

Robert Hazeldean had gone through a green light on a junction near Cannon Street in London during rush hour, as Gemma Brushett, 28, stepped out into the road while looking at her phone.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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