Conviction in Paralympian road traffic accident

Edward Adams, a drunk driver who recently critically injured Paralympian Simon Richardson in a road traffic accident, has been convicted and jailed. Mr Richardson has been cycling along the road in preparations to compete at the Paralympics cycling events. Adams has been jailed for 15 months with three months added because he failed to stop at the scene. He will also have an additional three months for the drunk driving charge and will loose his license for five years.

Edward Adams had been heavily drinking the night before the accident but was still twice the legal limit by the time he was breathalysed at midday on the day of accident. The judge said that Mr Adams had shown little dignity towards the victim and said that his claims that the accident was caused as a result of his sneezing and the sunlight were ‘instinctive lies’. The accident has left Mr Richardson critically injured and unable to compete in the games for 2012. He did however manage to recover enough to light the flame last Thursday outside Cardiff City Hall and take part in the torch replay. The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.  Setfords Solicitors are a national full service law firm, with environmental Solicitors in London