Fatal collision 9 February 2016 Belvedere Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside

Last updated 25 April 2017
Approximate location
Belvedere Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside (show full map)
Casualties John Dykes, 83 (fatality)
Time of incident 1:55pm, 9 February 2016
Vehicles involved E-bike, Car
Incident factors Driver/rider left scene
Police details Merseyside

John Dykes was taken to Aintree Hospital with serious head injuries, in a critical condition, following a hit-and-run collision. He died a week later.

He was ahead and to the left of Stephen Shaw, waiting at a traffic light. As they moved off, Shaw’s car struck Dykes and knocked him to the ground, causing a fatal head injury.

Show drove off before pulling up and returning on foot to the scene of the collision and “pretending to be an innocent bystander”. He denied his involvement when questioned by police, claiming to have been at home all day.

Shaw was later charged with causing Dykes’ death by careless driving. As he was about to stand trial he pleaded guilty.

Judge Clement Goldstone gave Shaw a suspended sentence and a 12 week curfew, and required him to undertake 20 days of “rehabilitation activities”, also requiring him to pay £500 costs.