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News: SatNav Error Blamed For Cyclists Death

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Yet again, a tragic death has been blamed on a satnav.

A driver, Steven James Conlan, was following his satnav on the A692 in County Durham, but apparently it did not warn him he was approaching a crossroads.

He drove straight across and hit cyclist, 55-year-old Grahame McGregor. Mr McGregor died in hospital as a result of his injuries five days later

Mitigating, Conlanís lawyer said that the satnav had recalibrated itself just before the crossroads having given a wrong instruction, it then failed to register the upcoming junction.

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Posted on Friday, August 09 @ 11:23:18 UTC by rob brady

 
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