Bus Company accepts 99% liability settlement of cyclist’s claim
12th September 2018
Alex Glassbrook (instructed by Kevin O’Sullivan of Cycle Legal) was counsel for the Claimant cyclist, who was seriously injured by a bus driven across his path on a marked cycle lane, on the approach to a bus stop.
The case raised the duty of care owed by bus drivers to cyclists where a cycle lane meets a bus stop. CCTV evidence supported the cyclist’s case that the bus attempted to overtake the cyclist and pull into the bus stop too rapidly, without keeping sufficient lookout for cyclists proceeding properly on the cycle lane to its left. The same evidence contradicted the bus driver’s contention that the cyclist had attempted to undertake the bus.
The Defendant bus company accepted the Claimant’s longstanding 99% liability offer in the Claimant’s favour, days before the liability trial was due to start in the High Court.
Counsel: Alex Glassbrook, previous counsel Marcus Grant.