The following is extracted from the news.telegraph report:
'Chief Inspector Lyn Adams, from North Wales Police, said the driver appeared to have lost control on a gentle left-hand bend. "The driver had lost control because of the ice on the road," he said."There is no indication to suggest that this is down to something like excessive speed. Our best estimate at the moment is that the car was driving at something like 50 miles an hour. On a road like this, that isn't excessive."
In September, police named the A547 in the Abergele area as one of the 11 most deadly roads in north Wales.'
It makes me wonder just what would be considered excessive, if 50m.p.h. on a bend on a dangerous road on a freezing morning after rain is deemed to be reasonable...
The full report can be viewed at:
Neil Foddering Weymouth, England
>Subject: [CR]Tragic Accident
>Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 23:35:37 +0000
>I'm not sure why I feel the need to pass on this appalling news. The BBC
>report that this morning near Abergele in North Wales a car skidded on ice
>and hit a group of twelve cyclists riding in the opposite direction. Four
>riders were killed, two men in their forties, a man in his sixties and a
>fourteen year old boy. The father of the boy had his leg broken. The group
>were members of a club from Rhyl, also in North Wales. The police say that
>the road had been gritted and they believe that the driver was not
>speeding. From the TV pictures it seemed that the accident occured on a
>curve in the road.
>Ray green, Brighton, England.
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