Crash cyclist Charlie Alliston 'shouted' at pedestrian as she lay fatally injured, court hears

A cyclist accused of killing a mother of two after crashing into her on a bike got up and began shouting at her as she lay injured in the street, a court has heard.

Charlie Alliston, 20, was allegedly riding a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes when he collided with Kim Briggs in London's Old Street in February 2016.

A statement from David Callan, who witnessed the incident, was read out by prosecutor Duncan Penny QC at the Old Bailey.

Mr Callan had said: "I had my head down looking at something on my mobile phone when I heard a shout.

"It was a loud shout and seemed like a male voice conveying urgency, like a warning or alert.

"It made me look up immediately, just in time to see a collision between a cyclist and a pedestrian."

Mr Callan said Alliston "flew through the air" after the collision, while Mrs Briggs - a 44-year-old HR consultant - fell at the point of impact.

The witness said the cyclist, who was 18 at the time, "quickly sprang to their feet and shouted something" as she lay on the ground.

Jurors heard that Mrs Briggs suffered "non-survivable brain injuries" and died in hospital a week later.

During an earlier hearing, the court was told Alliston's "fixie" bike was not legal to use on roads because it did not have a front brake.

The jury also heard that crash investigators had concluded the young cyclist would have been able to stop and avoid the collision if the bike had been fitted with a front brake.

CCTV footage played in the courtroom showed Alliston beginning to swerve as he approached Mrs Briggs at an average speed of 18mph - with crash investigator Edward Small saying she had stepped into the road 3.8 seconds before the crash.

Jurors heard the defendant changed the wheels on his bike after the crash, but the original set was later retrieved by police.

In a legal first, Alliston, from south London, is on trial for Mrs Briggs' manslaughter - and has also been charged with causing bodily harm "by wanton or furious driving" under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act.

He denies the charges against him.