Motorist pleads guilty to causing the death of Chris Boardman’s motherDecember 17, 2018
Motorist, 33, pleads guilty to mowing down and killing cyclist Chris Boardman’s mother, 75, as she rode her bike
- Rosney drove over Mrs Boardman after she fell from bicycle on mini-roundabout
- He entered the plea on Monday as his trial was due to start at Mold Crown Court
- Admitted death by careless driving not by dangerous driving, a worse charge
A motorist has pleaded guilty to mowing down and killing the mother of Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman as she rode her bike.
Liam Rosney, 33, admitted causing the death of Carol Boardman by careless driving as his trial was due to start at Mold Crown Court on Monday.
He denied the more serious charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
Liam Rosney, right, with his wife, Victoria, outside Mold Crown Court on July 9 this year
Carol Boardman (pictured, with her grandchildren), 75, was on her bike when she was involved in a collision with a pick-up vehicle in Connah’s Quay, North Wales, on July 16, 2016
Matthew Curtis, prosecuting, said the Crown had carefully considered the situation with police, family liaison officers and experts.
He said: ‘In those circumstances we do not invite a trial in relation to count one.’
Mrs Boardman, 75, whose cyclist son Chris won gold at the 1992 Olympics, suffered multiple injuries when she was hit by Mr Rosney’s Mitsubishi pick-up truck after falling from her bike on a mini-roundabout in Connah’s Quay, North Wales, on July 16 2016.
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Rosney, of Connah’s Quay, had originally faced trial in July but the jury was discharged.
The prosecution had alleged he was on the phone to his wife, Victoria, seconds before the crash happened.
Chris Boardman, 50, has called his mother’s death ‘horribly ironic’.
Rosney and his wife arrive at Mold Magistrates’ Court in December, 2016 following the accident on July 16 that year
Chris Boardman (seen on Good Morning Britain on September 14, 2016) called his mother’s death ‘horribly ironic’
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