London Evening Standard)
- BEN MORGAN
- 4 days ago
A lorry driver has been acquitted of killing a renowned art designer by his careless driving.
Moira Gemmill, 55, was cycling to work at St James’s Palace when she was struck by a Mercedes tipper lorry near Lambeth Bridge in Westminster on April 9 2015.
Harrowing footage played to jurors showed the moment the lorry, driven by James Kwatia, pulled away from the bridge on to a roundabout approaching Horseferry Road, crushing Ms Gemmill beneath its wheels.
Off-duty police and paramedics tried to save her, but Ms Gemmill was declared dead at the scene.
The scene of the crash which killed cyclist Moira Gemmill (Picture: Joshua Coupe)
Prosecutor Mark Gadsden alleged the 43-year-old driver had failed to use his mirrors properly and paid insufficient attention to cyclists as he reached the end of the bridge.