Friday 3 November 2017 18.19 GMT
A driver has been jailed for eight years after running over and killing a young cyclist at 60mph while high on drink and drugs.
Vicky Myres, 24, was on a bike ride with her boyfriend’s mother on a sunny Sunday morning when Ajay Singh, 26, ploughed into her from behind in his VW Polo.
Moments before, Myres said to her companion: “Gosh, that car is going fast.” Then Singh hit her at about 60mph on the 30mph limit road.
Minshull Street crown court heard she was catapulted over the car, fatally breaking her neck and landing 57 metres further up Stockport Road in Timperley, south Manchester. She suffered 66 injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital.
Singh did not stop and drove off despite his windscreen being shattered with “nil” visibility. He almost collided head-on with another car minutes later.
Other drivers had seen him earlier weaving across the road, music blaring, driving “well in excess” of 70mph through south Manchester moments before the crash at about 7.50am on 27 August.
Cocaine and cannabis were later found in his blood and he told police he had taken spice and ketamine. He was seen getting in and out of the car clutching a wine bottle and unsteady on his feet.
Singh, a claims advisor from Wythenshawe, Manchester, admitted causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report an accident at an earlier hearing.
He was jailed for eight years and banned from the road for 10 years.
Myres, a florist and keen cyclist, had just bought a house in Flixton, Manchester, with “inseparable” partner of six years, James Crosby, and was out cycling with his mother, Sarah Crosby, as they did every Sunday morning.