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According to BBC.co.uk, boxer Amir Khan has been cleared of dangerous driving after he drove at 47mph in the wrong lane and through a red light, injuring a pedestrian.
The 55 year old pedestrian suffered a broken leg during the crash, which was captured on CCTV cameras.
However, the jury at Bolton Crown Court agreed with Khan’s argument that his driving was “careless” but not “dangerous.”
I expect a frothing rant in tomorrow’s Daily Mail, urging courts to nail “accelerator pedal pests” instead of letting them off with nary a slap on the wrist. Oh, but hang on, this is the real world, the Daily Mail – and papers like it – will continue to turn a blind eye to driver’s transgressions but get all high and mighty when cyclists pootle through red lights.
Spotter: Chris Hill