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Rob Jefferies case: 17 year old driver pleads guilty to causing death by careless driving

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Published: 14 December 2011


The driver of a vehicle which struck and killed prominent cyclist and former British Cycling employee Rob Jefferies appeared in court on 12 December and was charged and pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Jefferies was killed while out on a training ride with friend on the evening of 26 May 2011 close to his home in Swanage, Dorset. The driver, who was 17 years old at the time of the collision, had passed his test in January 2011 and was convicted of a speeding offence in April.

The case was adjourned for sentencing on 12 January. The driver was immediately disqualified from driving awaiting sentencing. Magistrates considered the victim statement written by Rob’s widow Jane and submitted to the Court by British Cycling's solicitors Leigh Day & Co.

British Cycling and Leigh Day & Co solicitors continue to support the Jefferies family as the case progresses.