Dublin bus driver handed four year driving ban after fatal collision

Drivers must have particular regard to the vulnerability of cyclists on the road, a judge has said in the sentencing of a bus driver whose driving caused the death of cyclist.

Osborn Irabor, 58, of French Park, Tyrrelstown, Dublin had pleaded not guilty to careless driving causing the death of Mary White, 55, on 17 November, 2014.

At a sentence hearing today at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Francis Comerford heard that at around 9.40pm that night the double decker bus driven by Irabor struck Ms White.

Ms White was knocked off her bike and sustained traumatic head injuries.

She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead two days later. In a victim impact statement the victim’s elderly mother, Peg White, said her daughter had spent 35 years cycling around Dublin and was meticulous on the roads.

Ms White, from Co Meath, said suggestions during the trial that her daughter was at fault were hard on the family, though she accepted defence lawyers were doing their job.