Alex Bowden June 9 2017
A man who admitted causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving in Streatham last year has been sentenced to 150 hours community service. Nicky Fonkwa Ntopi was also handed a six-month suspended sentence, disqualified from driving for a year, and ordered to pay £510 in costs.
Ntopi, driving a blue Peugeot 307, hit 67-year-old John Still on Madeira Road during afternoon rush hour on April 19 last year.
The London Evening Standard reports that Still was taken to hospital but died 11 days later.
Ntopi stopped at the scene and pleaded guilty to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday.
Cycling UK’s Campaigns Coordinator, Sam Jones said: “Cycling UK is looking into the definition of careless driving, as opposed to dangerous driving, and believes a review of both offences and their sentencing is essential.
“It’s clearly not even early days yet with a new Government, but one of our immediate priorities will be to keep up the pressure on the Ministry of Justice ongoing review into driving offences and sentencing.”