So, what do you think the courts would give you if you were guilty of causing death by dangerous driving? Before you answer, consider what that means. You have caused the death of another person because of the way they drove their car. It was their fault that the other person is dead. You killed them.
In this case, the answer is a pathetic 60 days’ community service. Oh and the driver was banned for 12 months and had to pay a pathetic £165 in costs.
Justice? I think not.
Here’s the story on the BBC website
On what seems to be a year festooned with accidents, and one tragic death already, the Tour de France could have done without this. I understand that the riders are ok but have no idea as to the fate of the car driver, but the car should be stopped by the police immediately and she (I understand it was a she) removed from the race. She should then face prosecution for endangering life by dangerous driving. There is absolutely no excuse for what she did. I can understand a car may need to be alongside the riders. I can understand that due to the narrowness of the road she though it advisable to drive on the grass verge. But had she been paying attention se ought to have seen the large brown and green object known as a tree in front of her.
Update: Flecha was first to remount and continued onwards, jersey shredded, while Hoogerland got back on his bike several minutes later with blood streaming from his legs. His wounds were dressed and he limped onwards towards the finish.