Transport Secretary Chris Grayling could face private prosecution for ‘dooring’ cyclist

Almost where he belongs: Should Transport Secretary Chris Grayling be behind bars – not in front of them?

The failings of Grayling keep mounting up.

Last week he refused to hand over suburban rail routes to Transport for London for political reasons, provoking calls for his resignation on the grounds that his decision was in the interests of his party, not commuters, and was therefore illegitimate.

The week before, he announced plans to bring death back to the railways with the first all-private rail route since Railtrack was renationalised (after a series of fatal collisions).

Now it seems he has tried to bring death back to London’s roads by opening the door of his ministerial car as a cyclist was passing, knocking the man over and injuring him.

As Transport Secretary, and a former Justice Secretary, Mr Grayling knows this is a criminal offence – but he fled the scene of the crime without leaving any details.

Is this man more suited to public service or a prison sentence?

Cycling groups and MPs have called for Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, to be investigated for knocking over a passing cyclist in Westminster when he opened the door of his ministerial car in traffic.

A cycling organisation has offered the cyclist legal assistance, while MPs on the all-party parliamentary cycling group have called on the prime minister and Metropolitan police to investigate.

Although the transport secretary stopped to apologise and check on the injured man, he left about 90 seconds after the incident, without leaving his details. The cyclist, Jaiqi Liu, was left dazed and injured, with a damaged bike and unaware of the identity of Grayling or the other ministers and aides in the car.

Source: Chris Grayling could face private prosecution for ‘dooring’ cyclist | Politics | The Guardian

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11 thoughts on “Transport Secretary Chris Grayling could face private prosecution for ‘dooring’ cyclist

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    hmm lets see greylings starts at the dwp helps promote the aktion t4 plans then with his bosses help transfers to justice were he heads off all those peskie appeals at tribunals by closing down the funds for help to yes whot a man only following orders now hes got his train set were he followers his party agenda last thoughts why has he got those trains running to those camps hmmm

  2. Thomas

    Most likely the CPS would just take over the private prosecution and discontinue it, like they do with *sovereign citizens* and genuine cranks. And unless the cyclist is either very rich or has iron hard rights to stay in the country, then the cyclist will be deported. This government consider themselves above the law.

      1. casalealex

        The vehicle was quite a distance from the pavement when the door opened, so the cyclist could not have known the vehicle had actually stopped for the passenger to alight, as it was slow moving traffic. The driver apparently did not see the cyclist and it is difficult to see if indication was given that the vehicle was stopping at the kerb.

  3. PJB

    The only thing that happens to these evil MPs is absolutely nothing, they get away with murder so what’s the point really?

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