Farmer jailed for 18 months over Paralympic cyclist crash

Man jailed for Richardson crash

Last updated Thu 30 Aug 2012

  • UK

The man who knocked down gold medal-winning Paralympic cyclist Simon Richardson has been jailed at Cardiff Crown Court.

Edward Adams, a farmer from Cowbridge, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and disqualified from driving for five years.

The trial – which took place at Newport Crown Court – heard how he was more than double the drink-drive limit at the time and driving with chronically bad eye-sight

Double gold-medallist Mr Richardson, from Porthcawl, was training for the Paralympics when he was hit by Adams’ van in August last year.

The injuries he suffered in the crash meant he has been unable to compete in London this year.

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