Driver on wrong side of road gets two-year community order for killing cyclist

Tammie Morrall admits to causing death by careless driving after she fatally injured 21-year-old cyclist Nicky Brinton in Birmingham last year

A driver who was found guilty of causing death by careless driving after killing a cyclist has been handed a two-year community order, a 12-month driving ban and a £250 fine.

Tammie Morrall fatally injured 21-year-old cyclist Nicky Brinton in Birmingham on November 11 2015.

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Morrall, 41, was on the wrong side of the road at the time of the incident as she was passing parked cars. She drove straight into Brinton, who was riding with his brother and a friend, reports the Birmingham Mail.

Brinton suffered from multiple injuries and died at the scene.

An investigation into the incident found that Morrall’s Ford Focus had been too far over into the opposite lane, causing the incident.

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Mitchell Brinton, Nicky’s brother who was on the ride with him, said: “We had travelled thousands and thousands of miles together and had done everything by the text book. Nicky loved nothing better that going out on his bike with friends and family after work.

“He did not deserve to die. He is irreplaceable and will never be forgotten. He was my brother and my best friend.”

Morrall’s defence said that she had ‘over-steered’ when passing the parked cars and that she was “completely traumatised by the consequences of that poor driving and will continue to be for ever”.