Edmonds Marshall McMahon, on behalf of the Cyclists’ Defence Fund commences private prosecution for causing death by careless driving

Edmonds Marshall McMahon has commenced proceedings on behalf of the Cyclists Defence Fund (“CDF”) against the driver involved in a fatal collision with cyclist Michael Mason in London two years ago.

Mr Mason died in March 2014, 19 days after being hit by a car on Regent Street in London. He suffered a serious injury to his brain and never regained consciousness.

The Cyclists Defence Fund sought advice from Edmonds Marshall McMahon and decided to bring a private prosecution after the Metropolitan Police decided not to refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The Cyclists Defence Fund made representations to the Metropolitan Police to request that they reconsidered their decision, however, the matter was still not referred to the CPS.

The driver has been summonsed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in September.