Simon MacMichael June 15 2017
An Old Bailey jury has cleared a lorry driver of causing the death of a London cyclist by careless driving.
Magda Tadaj, aged 25, was killed on 23 May last year when she was struck by a Scania lorry being driven by Darren Anderton, aged 49.
He had left his depot in Coventry at 4.00am to make deliveries in London, 140 miles away.
The court heard that Ms Tadaj had been dragged for 14 metres by Anderton’s lorry during the crash in Selhurst, south London.
The driver got out of his cab and waited for paramedics to arrive then drove off to continue his delivery round.
He was subsequently arrested by police after they managed to track him down, but told officers that he had been driving past when he saw a female cyclist get hit by a car.