Jehovah’s Witness jailed for cyclist’s death while looking at photos

Minibus Driver Jailed for Death of Cyclist – BBC News, Southeast Wales, August 28, 2014

A minibus driver faces five years in jail for killing a cyclist, whom he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone. The driver told police that “the cyclist swerved” in front of him causing the accident.

Owain Richard James, 30, died after being hit by Andrzej Wojcicki. Wojcicki had been accused of viewing pictures of vintage sports cars on his cell phone while driving his vehicle. Cardiff Crown Court heard evidence that Wojcicki, 45, of Blackwood, was “distracted” as he drove at 50 mph on the A472 near Newbridge.

During the trial, the jury heard how Wojcicki been driving back from a Jehovah’s Witnesses convention in a large minibus with his wife and children. The court heard evidence that he had been taking and viewing pictures on his mobile phone as he drove the two-and-a-half ton bus along the south Wales road.

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