Fatal collision 20 January 2015 Amshurst Park, Stamford Hill, London

Last updated 20 September 2016
At T-junction, Amshurst Park, Stamford Hill, London (show full map)
Casualties Stephanie Turner, 29 (fatality)
Time of incident 8:00am, 20 January 2015
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle, HGV (3.5t+)
Incident factors Use of mobile phone (voice call), Failed to see, Left-turning vehicle
Police details Metropolitan Police

Stephanie Turner was killed at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Amhurst Park when she was crushed between the first and second wheels of a scrap metal HGV driven by Glenn Apsey. Turner had apparently failed to see the indicators on the truck, and although Apsey checked his mirrors once he did not see Turner. At the time of the manoeuvre he was engaged in a phone call on hands-free equipment with his brother.

Apsey pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving, and to a second charge of dangerous driving relating to 22 vehicle defects which were deemed not to have contributed to the collision. He was sentenced in May 2016 at Wood Green Crown Court to six months’ imprisonment and a 14 month driving ban.

However, the following month, an appeal court quashed Apsey’s jail term, converting it to a suspended sentence and reduced his ban to 12 months (the minimum available in the case of both offences).