Swain’s Lane crash: Crouch Hill man admits knocking cyclist Josh Dey off his bike

The scene of the hit-and-run in Swain's Lane, near the Highgate Road junction.

The scene of the hit-and-run in Swain's Lane, near the Highgate Road junction. - Credit: Archant

A Crouch Hill man has pleaded guilty to two driving offences over the hit and run crash that left Archway cyclist Josh Dey in hospital.

Josh Dey suffered a number serious injuries when knocked off his bike. Picture: Josh Dey

Josh Dey suffered a number serious injuries when knocked off his bike. Picture: Josh Dey - Credit: Archant

At Blackfriars' Crown Court on Tuesday, Sean Fagan, of Regina Road, admitted being at the wheel of a black BMW convertible that knocked Josh from his bike in Swain's Lane, Highgate on Easter Sunday - April 21 - this year.

The 29-year-old gave a guilty plea to two charges - one of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and another of dangerous driving.

Josh, 22, was left with a bleed on the brain after the April 1 crash, and told this newspaper that, although he loved cycling, he couldn't see himself back on a bike soon.

"I can't see being back on a bike this year. I don't want to get back on a bike because I don't want to think about getting hit by a car," he said.


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Fagan has been bailed and will be sentenced on July 2 at the same court.

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