Motorist 'was on phone before he ran over Chris Boardman's mother'

Mail Online | 7/16/2016 | Katie French For Mailonline
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A motorist accused of killing an Olympic cycling champion's mother while she was riding her bike was on the phone to his wife seconds before the crash, a jury has been told.

Liam and Victoria Rosney, both 32, deny perverting the course of justice by deleting records of the calls, made seconds before Carol Boardman was hit by Mr Rosney's pick-up truck on July 16, 2016.

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Rosney, of Connah's Quay, North Wales, denies causing her death by dangerous driving, as well as an alternative count of causing death by careless driving.

Today Mold Crown Court heard Mrs Boardman, 75, whose cyclist son Chris won gold at the 1992 Olympics, had suffered multiple injuries when she was hit by Mr Rosney's Mitsubishi after falling from her bike.

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John Philpotts, prosecuting, said Mrs Boardman, a keen cyclist, had been hit by the vehicle on a mini-roundabout at the junction of Mold Road and Ffordd Llanarth in Connah's Quay and later died in hospital.

Mr Philpotts said: 'It's the prosecution case that Liam Rosney had time to see Mrs Boardman and to stop in time to avoid driving over her as he did, but he clearly did neither of those things.'

Mr - Philpotts - Court - Phone - Provider

Mr Philpotts told the court phone provider records showed four calls between Mr Rosney and his wife in the run-up to the crash, with the last one terminated four seconds before the crash is calculated to have happened.

But the calls did not appear on the log of his phone handset, which was recovered by police from Mrs...
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