Cyclist fined for killing girl

Posted: July 9, 2008 in cycling, Road, Safety
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Saw this story on the news this morning and was shocked to hear that a cyclist, Jason Howard, killed Rhiannon Bennet (17-years old) as she walked with her friends along a pavement in Buckingham last year. According to online reports, Howard shouted at the youngsters to “move, because I’m not stopping” but rode into Rhiannon when she didn’t move.

In my opinion, this is an absolute disgrace and unfortunately puts cycling back into the negative spotlight all thanks to Mr Howard. How can you shout at group of pedestrians (who are all walking on a pavement) and tell them to move cause you aren’t going to stop? What makes you better than them?

You cannot even call yourself a cyclist. It’s just unfortunate that you were on a bicycle. Come to think of it, the court should ban you from ever riding or owning a bicycle again. That way we can ensure that the image of cyclists don’t get tarnished anymore thanks to your stupid actions!

And finally, what’s wrong with the judge? How can you give the stupid fool a fine for killing someone? He should be punished for his reckless behaviour. Not be given a slap on the wrist.  It’s time this nanny state  starts to act like the powerhouse it’s meant to be!

Rant over!

The law needs to be changed so that things like this don’t happen again and that none of us ever have to suffer the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s thoughtless actions.

My condolences go out to Rhiannon’s parents on their loss. Our thoughts are with you.

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Comments
  1. while i agree that this complete arsehole deserves to be locked up for a long time, you can’t really expect him to get locked up when you look at the fact that many motorists get similar sentences for similar/worse crimes.

    his sheer callousness deserves him a jail sentence without a doubt.

  2. Greg says:

    HI, thanks for the feedback but would like to add. i am one of Rhiannons favourite cousins and would like to say that he was on a down hill mountain bike (iorn horse sunday) with some of the best liquid disc brakes avalable which i have the same on my motorcross bike. He also showed the police how good his brakes were to show they was working police think he was doing 2mph in the reconstruction and stopped in a matter of a few yards. In court he pleeded not guilty all the way through and showed NO remorse for the family at all. He had over 4 meters of the road to go round Rhiannon (who was on the path with eye witnesses proof) which he lied and said she was on the road when no other motorists or padestrians were on the road or to brake which anybody in there right mind would of. on the night he was breathalised but being a known drug taker around Buckingham which the police were they DID NOT check for under influence of drugs. In my mind he should have his BOLLOCKS chopped of if he has any and should be sent to prison for a long long time. Thanks and if any more feedback please send to motomenis@hotmail.co.uk many thanks Greg

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