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Tim Sharpe represents lorry driver in inquest concerning the death of a cyclist in London

14th January 2019

Tim Sharpe (instructed by Stephen Winterton of DWF) represented the driver of an HGV that was involved in a collision with a cyclist (Dr Peter Fisher) on High Holborn in August 2018.

The driver was proceeding west along High Holborn and was stopped in traffic, intending to continue straight ahead when the traffic cleared. Whilst the lorry was stationary, a cyclist came along the nearside of the lorry and then turned sharp right directly in front of the lorry, into a 1 m gap between the lorry and the van in front. These actions were unseen by the driver. While the cyclist might have been visible in the mirrors for some seconds, he was not seen and observation of him was hindered by the lens housing and the distortion at the edge of the mirrors. Within 2 seconds of the cyclist turning into the path of the lorry, the lorry started to move forwards at no more than 8 mph, the driver having probably completed her checks of the mirrors just before the cyclist moved into the position ahead of and at an angle to her lorry. Dr Fisher sadly sustained fatal injuries. Dr Fisher was a Consultant Physician who had previously served the Royal Household.

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