Fatal collision 3 November 2015 A403, Aust, Gloucestershire

Last updated 1 October 2016
A403, Aust, Gloucestershire (show full map)
Casualties Robert Shaul, 20 (fatality)
Time of incident 6:47pm, 3 November 2015
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle, HGV (3.5t+)
Incident factors Driver/rider left scene
Police details Avon and Somerset, incident CI/244/15

Robert Shaul was killed when he was struck from behind by an HGV on the A403 at Aust. The driver, Francis Hold, told an inquest that he did not see Robert, who had no lights on his bike; other witnesses also stated that Robert was difficult to see on the unlit road in the poor weather conditions. Hold heard a sound and thought he had hit an animal but did not stop, continuing to his depot and then returning with his manager to inspect the scene. Assistant coroner Dr Simon Fox recorded a verdict of death by road traffic collision.