Another death by careless driving case

North Yorks Police's charge biker after one of the riding group dies in crash

Posted: 21 March 2011
by Visordown News

AFTER another fatal motorcycle accident during a group ride in North Yorkshire, a rider is due in court on charges of causing death by careless driving.  

On Friday 3 September 2010 a group of four motorcycists were riding on the A684 between Swinithwaite and Aysgarth when Mark Richard Chadfield, part of the group of riders, collided with an oncoming vehicle.

Carl Buckingham, 34, from Darlington who was in the same group as Chadfield, will appear at 10am today (Monday 21st March) at Teesside Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing. He has been charged with causing death by careless driving.

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This has got to stop 'cos it's pathetic*... open season on group riders!

* unless there is evidence we're not hearing.

Posted: 21/03/2011 at 12:36

Unless the rider charged pushed the other biker into the path of the other car, which I see as unlikely it should never go to court for him. As usual the justice system has been told behind closed doors too persue Vision Zero and a general end too motorcycling, they'll sadly only suceed in doing the opposite and making more people more militant about their right to ride.

Posted: 21/03/2011 at 12:45

What a confusing article. Who did what and when to who? Please don't post these articles if you do not have all the facts.

Posted: 21/03/2011 at 20:41

I agree gunshot. . not a particularly clearly written article. 

Posted: 22/03/2011 at 10:44

Oh this is beyond a joke , we all need to start challeging this absurd law .

Posted: 22/03/2011 at 14:51

Gulity as charged, try the taste of a few FACTS: 

Posted: 22/03/2011 at 18:39

Thanks for the link. It reads as if the guy is being accused of causing the on-coming vehicle to swerve and is therefore responsible for what happened after that. It looks like he would have been prosecuted even if the vehicle hit a car, a tree etc. The fact that he was in a group of other bikes might be immaterial.

Posted: 24/03/2011 at 14:31

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