22 Aug 2013

Guilty plea entered after death of cyclist

12:06 pm on 22 August 2013

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a cyclist after his vehicle collided with a group of riders near Hamilton on 1 July.

Nicholas Dryland, 22, appeared in Hamilton District Court on Thursday morning on three charges.

He admitted aggravated careless use of a motor vehicle causing death and two charges of careless driving causing death.

Cyclist, Craig Goulsboro, 50, died of head injuries after Dryland's vehicle clipped him as the car was passing a group of 14 riders. Two other cyclists were injured.

Judge Rosemary Riddell ordered a pre-sentence report and allowed for a restorative justice conference before sentencing on 11 October.