Fatal collision 28 April 2016 A338 Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Last updated 26 January 2017
Approximate location
A338 Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire (show full map)
Casualties Richard White, 70 (fatality)
Time of incident 9:20am, 28 April 2016
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle, LGV (<3.5t)
Incident factors Driver/rider left scene
Police details Hampshire

Richard White suffered serious injuries when he was struck on the head by the wing mirror of a passing a Ford Transit driven by Noah Chapman, aand passed away later in hospital. Chapman did not stop, and later scrapped his van and disposed of his mobile phone so as to cover his tracks.

Following a lengthy search, in September 2016 Hampshire Police announced that they had charged two people in connection with the incident: Chapman was charged with causing death by careless driving and two counts of attempting to pervert the cause of justice, while Rosie Pin was charged with failing to provide information relating to the identification of a driver.

In December 2016 Chapman pleaded guilty to all three charges against him, shortly before his trial was due to begin.

White would have been visible to Chapman for at least 11 seconds prior to the collision, and he had already been seen by two drivers behind the Transit.

Chapman claimed he had been distracted by his daughter dropping her dummy, but CCTV images from a bus disproved this claim.

Chapman was jailed for 18 months for causing death by careless driving and for another 18 months for perverting the course of justice, running consecutively. He was also received a five and a half year driving ban.

In January 2017, Pin was given six points on her driving licence after pleading guilty to failing to identify Chapman, but magistrate Simon Browning allowed her to continue driving in order to take her children to school.