Driver ‘red-faced with rage’ drove into cyclist
Ennis district judge bans motorist for two years and imposes fine of €1,250
Members of the Clare Ladies Cycling Club said Mr Conlon swerved twice towards a group of seven cyclists
Judge Durcan convicted Mr Conlon of dangerous driving which carries the mandatory two-year driving ban and also imposed fines totally €1,250. He also convicted Mr Conlon of leaving the scene of an accident, saying “anyone who does that deserves very little sympathy”.
He said there was a blinding sun in the sky and Mr Conlon did not take sufficient care and should have stopped the car if the sun was affecting his driving.
Members of the Clare Ladies Cycling Club said that Mr Conlon swerved twice towards a group of seven cyclists.
In evidence, Mr Conlon denied this stating that it was “complete lies”.
In evidence, Mr Conlon denied saying this or colliding with Ms Lynch’s bike.
Ms Hally said that all of the cyclists were travelling in single file.
“We were very much in shock. He could have hurt someone.”
Another cyclist who gave evidence, Áine Taaffe said that Mr Conlon’s face was red with rage as he headed towards the cyclists.
In evidence, Mr Conlon said that there was no chance that he hit a cyclist. He also denied swerving towards the cyclists.
Mr Conlon said there was a blinding sun in the sky but that he was not blinded by it. He said that he was only doing 35km/h at the time.