A CYCLIST has been fined £2,500 for his role in a crash which caused the death of a biker.
Garry Kopanycia-Reynolds, 59, appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, November 24, where he was found guilty of riding a cycle on a road without reasonable consideration for others following a trial.
He received the maximum fine of £2,500 as well as being ordered to pay £450 costs and a victim surcharge of £190.
The charge related to a collision that occurred at around 7.15am on December 21 last year on Ringwood Road, at the junction with Fernside Road.
The motorcyclist – 23-year-old Callum Clements – was travelling through the junction toward Danecourt Road when he was involved in a collision with the defendant’s bicycle, which was turning from Ringwood Road into Fernside Road.
The collision resulted in the motorcyclist being thrown from his vehicle and he sustained serious injuries.
Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kopanycia-Reynolds, of Poole, also sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
PC Leanne Howes, of Dorset Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT), said: “This is a very sad case that has seen Callum’s family lose their loved one and the cyclist involved has also sustained significant life-changing injuries.
“Our investigation was able to prove that the defendant clearly turned in front of the motorcycle, which had right of way, and this resulted in the collision.
“This is a demonstration of the truly awful consequences that can be caused by any road user failing to pay sufficient care and attention.”