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No charges for lorry driver involved in Bank Junction cyclist death

No charges for lorry driver involved in Bank Junction cyclist death

City of London Police say insufficient evidence to secure conviction The driver of the lorry involved in the death of cyclist Ying Tao at Bank junction in the City of London will not be charged in connection with the incident last June.

According to the London Evening Standard (link is external) , the City of London Police and the Crown Prosecution Service decided after a six-month review that there was insufficient evidence to secure a conviction.

Specifically, they concluded that the standard of driving had not fallen below that of a “competent and careful driver” required in a charge of causing death by careless driving.

They also established that the lorry had no defects at the time of the fatal crash.

A spokeswoman for the City of London Police told the newspaper: “The investigation has come to a conclusion, with no further action to be taken.”

Ms Tao, originally from China and a graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge universities had been cycling her work at PricewaterhouseCoopers when she was struck by the left-turning lorry.The 26-year-old had recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary and her husband Jin Chan Zho said: “She was the perfect wife and perfect in every way. She was smart […]

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