WALTHAMSTOW: No charges over Cudicini crash

The crash scene last year

The crash scene last year

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THE car driver involved in a motoring accident which could potentially have ended a premiership goalkeeper's career will not be prosecuted over the incident.

Tottenham Hotspur keeper Carlo Cudicini was driving his BMW motorbike down Forest Road, in Walthamstow, in November last year, when it collided with the Ford Fiesta of Jennifer Bernard.

Mr Cudicini, 36, suffered a broken pelvis and wrists in the incident and has not played since.

The Crown Prosecution Service has now said there is not enough evidence to charge Miss Bernard, 25, from Enfield, with any motoring offence.

Miss Bernard was not injured in the incident.

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10:54pm Sun 2 May 10

Redfox says...

There may not be "enough evidence for a prosecution", but exactly what evidence was there to show;
1) She was perhaps performing an illegal manoevre, ie a U-turn on a major road? Observe if you will, the wheels on her car are on 'full-lock', which is typical of a vehicle making such a turning move.
2) What was the speedometer of Cudicini's bike showing at the crash scene IF it had ceased on impact and not returned to 'Zero' ?
If the CPS has made their judgement on balance that each party were 'in error' of the rules of the road - we should be told and the Guardian should ask before the issue is considered closed.
There may not be "enough evidence for a prosecution", but exactly what evidence was there to show; 1) She was perhaps performing an illegal manoevre, ie a U-turn on a major road? Observe if you will, the wheels on her car are on 'full-lock', which is typical of a vehicle making such a turning move. 2) What was the speedometer of Cudicini's bike showing at the crash scene IF it had ceased on impact and not returned to 'Zero' ? If the CPS has made their judgement on balance that each party were 'in error' of the rules of the road - we should be told and the Guardian should ask before the issue is considered closed. Redfox
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11:07am Tue 4 May 10

mr rusty says...

"Observe if you will, the wheels on her car are on 'full-lock', which is typical of a vehicle making such a turning move."

No they're not- how does that look like full lock??? Presumeably police traffic officers, fully trained in investigating traffic accidents where injuries are sustained have gone over this accident with a fine tooth comb and not been able to present a full case as to who is to blame yet by looking at a picture you are assuming that an illegal u turn was in the offing!!!

I don't know why we bother paying to train those accident investigation officers to go out and mess around with all that laser measuring and paint marking and photographing and witness interviewing when all we need to do is send them a pic!
"Observe if you will, the wheels on her car are on 'full-lock', which is typical of a vehicle making such a turning move." No they're not- how does that look like full lock??? Presumeably police traffic officers, fully trained in investigating traffic accidents where injuries are sustained have gone over this accident with a fine tooth comb and not been able to present a full case as to who is to blame yet by looking at a picture you are assuming that an illegal u turn was in the offing!!! I don't know why we bother paying to train those accident investigation officers to go out and mess around with all that laser measuring and paint marking and photographing and witness interviewing when all we need to do is send them a pic! mr rusty
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