Suspended sentence for driver who killed Karl Austin

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Michael Bray, the long distance lorry driver who killed cyclist Karl Austin during a time trial last June, was yesterday given a 24 week sentence, suspended for two years, at Derby Crown Court.

The court had heard Bray admit to causing death by careless driving, claiming he didn't see Austin who was taking part in a club time trial on the A50 near Hatton in Derbyshire.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.