Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

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Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

Postby Farrina » 6 Sep 2017, 3:08pm

Police have charged 2 people - one charge of causing death by dangerous driving and two of perverting course of justice.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-41159289
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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 Sep 2017, 3:52pm

Oh {FFE - family-friendly edit }...
"Carol Boardman died after her bike collided with a pick-up truck in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, on 16 July 2016."
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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby Flinders » 7 Sep 2017, 10:11am

It's a waste of time telling the BBC about this. They know they are not supposed to frame a comment like that after any incident, they have even said so, but they do it regardless.

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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby LollyKat » 7 Sep 2017, 11:26am

A year or so ago BBC News Scotland reported that a pier had collided with a Calmac ferry........unfortunately it was corrected before I thought of taking a screenshot.

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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby reohn2 » 9 Sep 2017, 10:35am

[XAP]Bob wrote:Oh {FFE - family-friendly edit }...
"Carol Boardman died after her bike collided with a pick-up truck in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, on 16 July 2016."

The BBC doesn't get any better does it? :? :twisted:
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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby sjs » 9 Sep 2017, 11:28am

reohn2 wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Oh {FFE - family-friendly edit }...
"Carol Boardman died after her bike collided with a pick-up truck in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, on 16 July 2016."

The BBC doesn't get any better does it? :? :twisted:


I complained to them once regarding a story about a young boy who died after he collided (as a pedestrian) with a bus. No response.

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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby thirdcrank » 9 Sep 2017, 1:17pm

This crash took the life of a human being who was also a club cyclist and the mother of a popular cycling champion, in more than one sense of the word. After a long delay, possibly partly explained by allegations of perverting the course of justice, the case is now going to court. A small bit of comfort for the bereaved and something I applaud.

IMO against that background, shoddy reporting is regrettable, but insignificant.

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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby reohn2 » 9 Sep 2017, 1:47pm

thirdcrank wrote:This crash took the life of a human being who was also a club cyclist and the mother of a popular cycling champion, in more than one sense of the word. After a long delay, possibly partly explained by allegations of perverting the course of justice, the case is now going to court. A small bit of comfort for the bereaved and something I applaud.

IMO against that background, shoddy reporting is regrettable, but insignificant.

Is it insignificant though?
Reporting is particularly shoddy where cycIists are the victim,surely a more gerenal term used by the media would be 'a collision between' until more is known by about any particular case.
I don't think voicing that in anyway diminishes the loss of life involved.

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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby peetee » 13 Sep 2017, 11:31pm

Is it insignificant though?
Reporting is particularly shoddy where cycIists are the victim,surely a more gerenal term used by the media would be 'a collision between' until more is known by about any particular case.


Looking at the bigger picture, miss-use of words in the media is widespread. You only have to hear the travel reports which are invariably full of incidents which are described as 'accidents'.
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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby Farrina » 25 Sep 2017, 11:31am

Defendants appeared at Mold Magistrates court this morning, pleading not guilty. The case was sent to Mold Crown Court for trial (next hearing date 27th October 2017)
More here http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/two-court-over-crash-killed-13669837

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Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

Postby thirdcrank » 25 Sep 2017, 11:38am

Thanks for keeping us updated

(On the matter of media coverage, that report is inevitably brief because of reporting restrictions at the committal stage.)

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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby Revolution » 25 Sep 2017, 5:07pm

Flinders wrote:It's a waste of time telling the BBC about this. They know they are not supposed to frame a comment like that after any incident, they have even said so, but they do it regardless.

Frustrating as it is, we should always pull them up when they write in this thoughtless way. If it goes unchallenged then it will never change. It is relatively easy to make a complaint to the BBC and they don't go completely ignored. There is more chance of changing attitudes at the Beeb than say the Daily Mail :evil:

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Re: Carol Boardman death - charges preferred

Postby pwa » 25 Sep 2017, 6:39pm

sjs wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Oh {FFE - family-friendly edit }...
"Carol Boardman died after her bike collided with a pick-up truck in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, on 16 July 2016."

The BBC doesn't get any better does it? :? :twisted:


I complained to them once regarding a story about a young boy who died after he collided (as a pedestrian) with a bus. No response.


If it makes you feel any better, listening to Radio 4 I heard "was involved in a collision with...", which seemed neutral.

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Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

Postby thirdcrank » 12 Jul 2018, 9:05am

The trial has been in progress several days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nor ... s-44801809

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Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

Postby brooksby » 12 Jul 2018, 11:19am

thirdcrank wrote:The trial has been in progress several days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nor ... s-44801809


I've been following the reportage on road.cc, and the story just gets better and better (not). Horrendous and I'm really not sure how the defence are going to be able to spin away all of the sh!t that the prosecution have presented...