In what appears to be a first of its kind, the family of a bicyclist who was killed in a traffic accident crowdfunded his prosecution.
The driver was acquitted. In the United Kingdom, Gail Purcell struck Michael Mason, 70, as he rode along Regent Street, London, killing him.
The city police refused to refer it to the Crown Prosecution Service for advice on whether to charge Purcell.
Thereupon, UK’s Cyclists’ Defence Fund crowdfunded £80,000 from more than 2,000 people and brought the criminal case in the Old Bailey where the jury refused to convict after a four day trial.