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Lorry driver Vincent Doyle was today found not guilty of causing the death by careless driving of cyclist Janina Gehlau (pictured below with husband Marcel) at Ludgate Circus in October 2014.

Marcel and Janina Gehlau

In a statement on behalf of her family, Mrs Gehlau’s mother Andrea Tasic said: “We are devastated by the verdict and do not feel that we have got justice for Janina.

“We would like to thank the emergency services who tried so hard to save her and everyone who has supported us since her death.

“I miss her so much. She had a great future ahead of her and it was erased in a moment.

“I told her I thought the roads were too dangerous when I visited her, but she was an experienced cyclist and told me not to worry, she said it would be fine.

“My only hope is that this makes people think twice before cycling in London.

“Too many families are losing loved ones in these circumstances and action needs to be taken to improve safety before there are any more tragedies.”

The family’s lawyer, Matthew Claxson, of Slater and Gordon, said: “Sadly Janina’s death is not an isolated case and cycling fatalities are becoming an all too frequent occurrence on London’s roads.

“The whole legal process has been very difficult and distressing for the family as they struggle to come to terms with their loss.

“They are understandably devastated by the verdict, but hope that if anything positive can come from this tragedy, it is that everyone – cyclists, motorists and pedestrians – pay more attention on the roads.”

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