Fatal collision 9 July 2015 A78, Irvine, Strathclyde

Last updated 21 December 2016
A78, Irvine, Strathclyde (show full map)
Casualties George O'Hara, 68 (fatality)
Time of incident 9:35am, 9 July 2015
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle, LGV (<3.5t)
Incident factors Failed to see, Hit from behind
Police details Strathclyde

George O’Hara died when he was struck from behind by Paul Goody’s van on the A78. Visibility was good and O’Hara would have been visible for between 10 and 18 seconds prior to the collision.

Goody pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and in November 2016 Sherriff Shirley Foran sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment, also awarding a three year driving ban, saying that it was “incomprehensible” that he had failed to see O’Hara.