Man Jailed Over Cyclist's Death

A Bournemouth man has been sent to prison after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, driving without a UK licence and having no vehicle insurance.

Mayowa Afolabi, aged 32, has been sentenced to eight months behind bars at Bournemouth Crown Court.

He was also banned from driving for five years and will need to pass an extended re-test before being allowed to drive again.

At around 9.20am on Monday, 30 November 2009, Afolabi’s Renault Megane collided with a 40-year-old Bournemouth female cyclist at the roundabout on Wimborne Road, at the junction of Talbot Avenue and East Avenue.

The woman died as a result of her injuries.

Afolabi was subsequently arrested and charged.

Judge John Harrow said:

“This is a tragic situation for the victim and it has also had a devastating effect on her family – it will change their lives forever.”