A driver who killed a teenage cyclist and callously droveaway from the scene of the collision has been jailed for fouryears.
Barry Normah, 28, from Deptford was found guilty at the Old Bailey of causing death bydangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident following atrial.
After sentencing today Normah was disqualified from driving for 5 years. 17 year old Olatunji Johnson Adeyanju - known as 'TJ' - was taken to Kings College Hospital after the collision in March last year on Deptford Church Street and died later the same evening.
Following the collision Normah drove away before turning round at traffic lights and returning to the scene, stopping opposite where TJ was lying before driving away once again.
He was arrested and later charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
A satellite navigation system for lorry drivers which could reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists on London;s roads has been unveiled by Transport for London. The device alerts drivers to the presence of cyclists. Forty cyclists were killed between 2010 and 2012.
A cyclist has been airlifted to hospitalfollowing a serious collision in Horley earlier today.The collision between the bike and a grey Volvo estate, which were travelling in opposite directions, took place near the Gunyah Stud Farm in Redehall Road, Smallfield, at around 11:15am.
Thecyclist, a man in his 30s from south London, was airlifted to Kings CollegeHospital with serious head injuries.
Thedriver of the Volvo, a local man in his 40s, was uninjured.
Theroad is currently closed in both directions between Cross Lane and Plough Road.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17 year-old cyclist was killed by a hit and run driver in Deptford. The victim was hit by a silver Audi on Deptford Church Street on Friday afternoon. The car was found abandoned two hours later. A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday.