Fri, 28 Dec 2012
Ashleigh Steven Ryan, 26, has been cleared of causing the death of Tara Mackie by dangerous driving.
Miss Mackie was walking along Cardiff Road in Dinas Powys when she was hit by Mr Ryan’s car. She died of her injuries.
Prosecutors alleged that he had been driving at an inappropriate speed and on the wrong side of the road – which Mr Ryan denied. He said that an untraced vehicle, which was overtaking a cyclist, had forced him to loose control of his car, hit Miss Mackie and then collide with another vehicle.
Alex Stein, defending, said: "There's no winner or loser in cases like this, whatever the verdict. Mr Ryan is going to have to live with the memory of that day for the rest of his life; and nothing can compensate the family for the loss that they have suffered."