Driver cleared of killing cyclist: 'It is horrifying to have any involvement in the death of another person'

The driver cleared of causing the death of cyclist Michael Mason by careless driving has said that she is 'profoundly affected' by the incident

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A driver acquitted by an Old Bailey jury last week after being accused of causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving has said that it is "horrifying and profoundly affecting to have any involvement in the death of another person".

Gail Purcell, 59, was driving her Nissan Juke behind cyclist Michael Mason, 70, on Regent Street, London, on February 25 2014, when she hit him from behind. Mason suffered a severe brain injury as a result of the incident, and later died in hospital.

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