St Albans driver faces a summons for causing death by careless driving
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A motorist from St Albans faces a summons for causing death by careless driving after the case was brought as a private prosecution by a cyclists defence fund.
Gale Purcell, 58, of Colney Street, was the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason on February 25, 2014.
The 70-year-old London teacher was cycling north on Regent Street from Oxford Circus in London when he was involved in an accident with a black Nissan Juke driven by Ms Purcell.
He suffered a serious injury to his brain and never regained consciousness, dying 19 days later.
The Cyclists Defence Fund (CDF) decided to bring a private prosecution after the Metropolitan Police decided not to refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service
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CDF brought the private prosecution following donations from more than 1,500 supporters who helped raise over £60,000 towards case costs.
Duncan Dollimore, spokesperson for the CDF, said: “This is an important step towards what we hope will be justice for Mick Mason’s family.”
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