SMIDSY biker killer cleared

Motorist denies charge of causing death by careless driving, walks

A CAR DRIVER who killed a motorcyclist after pulling out into his path, has been cleared in court.

Ian Duncan MacIntyre, 58, of Shepreth Road, Foxton, Cambridgeshire, pulled out of a junction at the A155 at Hagnaby in his Jaguar XF car into the path of David Blackburn, 53, from the nearby village of West Keal. Mr Blackburn was riding his Ducati and died as a result of the crash.

The prosecution alleged Mr MacIntyre was driving carelessly when he pulled out of a staggered junction into the path of Mr Blackburn's motorcycle. The jury heard how Mr Blackburn's front headlight would have been automatically on. Mr MacIntyre denied the charge of causing death by careless driving.

The jury at Lincoln Crown Court cleared Mr MacIntyre of causing Mr Blackburn's death by careless driving after hearing he simply did not see the motorbike coming.

Mr Blackburn leaves behind his wife and five children.