Lorry driver 'did not check mirrors properly' before fatal collision with cyclist, court hears

Esther Hartsilver died when the HGV driven by Philip Beadle turned left without seeing her on her inside

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The driver of a Co-Op delivery lorry did not check his mirrors properly before a collision that killed a 32-year-old female cyclist in South London last May, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.

Esther Hartsilver was cycling to work at King's College Hospital when she was hit at around 8am and went under the wheels of Philip Beadle's HGV as he turned off Denmark Hill into Orpheus Street.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.