Motorist admits causing death of cyclist on A59

Lancashire Telegraph: DEATH Driver Brian Creasey DEATH Driver Brian Creasey

A MOTORIST has today admitted causing the death of a cyclist on a busy Lancashire road.

Brian Creasey, 50, crashed into Ian Hammel as the cyclist was turning into BAE Systems in Samlesbury for the start of a shift.

Police said that Creasey, who was living in Clitheroe at the time, ran a red light in his Skoda Fabia on the A59 and hit Mr Hammel at 7.05am on Wednesday, September 29, last year.

The 53-year-old from Penwortham died in hospital 10 days after the incident.

He suffered serious head, chest and pelvis injuries, police said.

At Preston Crown Court today Creasey, formerly of Riverside, Clitheroe, but now living in Fulwood, Preston, admitted a charge of causing the death of Mr Hammel by driving without due care and attention.

The maximum sentence he can receive from the crown court is five years in jail.

Sgt Mick Young said that at the time of the incident Creasey was travelling from Preston towards the M6 junction at Samlesbury for business in the south of England.

Sgt Young said that there was no suggestion that Creasey was speeding at the time.

Creasey was released on conditional bail pending his sentencing on June 1.

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6:23pm Wed 20 Apr 11

Chris P Bacon says...

Well it's to be hoped a very loud message goes out to help wake up the inconsiderate in the form of the entire five years. Of course, in five years' time, the victim will still be dead.
Well it's to be hoped a very loud message goes out to help wake up the inconsiderate in the form of the entire five years. Of course, in five years' time, the victim will still be dead. Chris P Bacon

8:03pm Wed 20 Apr 11

burner says...

A very confusing report. If the Skoda was going from Preston to the M6,to quote Sgt Mick Young, how could he be at Samlesbury BAE? The biker must have turned right across the path of the Skoda so the Skoda must have been travelling from, say, Clitheroe. I'm sure that the unfortunate biker's family would want facts represented accurately. Come on LT, show some respect.
A very confusing report. If the Skoda was going from Preston to the M6,to quote Sgt Mick Young, how could he be at Samlesbury BAE? The biker must have turned right across the path of the Skoda so the Skoda must have been travelling from, say, Clitheroe. I'm sure that the unfortunate biker's family would want facts represented accurately. Come on LT, show some respect. burner

5:48pm Thu 21 Apr 11

timeforcommonsense says...

burner wrote:
A very confusing report. If the Skoda was going from Preston to the M6,to quote Sgt Mick Young, how could he be at Samlesbury BAE? The biker must have turned right across the path of the Skoda so the Skoda must have been travelling from, say, Clitheroe. I'm sure that the unfortunate biker's family would want facts represented accurately. Come on LT, show some respect.
You're asking a lot for the telegraph to report accurately. I remember reading about a sexual assault where I knew the victim and the perpetrator. The telegraph transposed their addresses in the report giving the victims address as the perpetrators and vice versa. They don't realise how distressing this kind of **** up is to people involved. It's sloppy journalism.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: A very confusing report. If the Skoda was going from Preston to the M6,to quote Sgt Mick Young, how could he be at Samlesbury BAE? The biker must have turned right across the path of the Skoda so the Skoda must have been travelling from, say, Clitheroe. I'm sure that the unfortunate biker's family would want facts represented accurately. Come on LT, show some respect.[/p][/quote]You're asking a lot for the telegraph to report accurately. I remember reading about a sexual assault where I knew the victim and the perpetrator. The telegraph transposed their addresses in the report giving the victims address as the perpetrators and vice versa. They don't realise how distressing this kind of **** up is to people involved. It's sloppy journalism. timeforcommonsense

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