A cab driver who caused the crash that claimed a cyclist’s life will be sentenced next month.

Daniel O’Donnell, 28, was behind the wheel of a Go Green Taxis liveried Toyota Prius when he struck cyclist Robert Mallinson in Didcot shortly after midnight on August 8, 2020.

The cab driver failed to give way at the junction of Haydon Road and Lydalls Road, knocking down 68-year-old Mr Mallinson who was cycling home from an evening of snooker at The Barn, Didcot.

He died a fortnight later, on August 23, from injuries he suffered in the crash.

O’Donnell, of Main Road, Appleford, pleaded guilty to a single charge of causing death by careless driving when he appeared before Oxford Crown Court on Friday afternoon.

Oxford Mail: Daniel O'Donnell outside Oxford Magistrates' Court in FebruaryDaniel O'Donnell outside Oxford Magistrates' Court in February

Judge Ian Pringle QC said: “I’m going to adjourn your case for sentence. Your sentencing will take place on April 22 of this year. The reason I am adjourning to that date is so that a pre-sentence report can be obtained about you.

“It is, obviously, in your interest to cooperate with the author of that report when you have an appointment to see them.”

He released O’Donnell on bail, adding: “You must understand if you fail to appear here on April 22 you would be committing a separate criminal offence for which you would be punished separately.”

Members of Mr Mallinson’s family were in court for the hearing.

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