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Man charged with dangerous driving after Coventry teenage cyclist killed

Editorial Correspondent 4th Apr, 2019 Updated: 4th Apr, 2019

A MAN has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a teenage cyclist was killed in Coventry.

Ryan Willoughby-Oakes, 17, was cycling in Binley Road at the junction with Hipswell Highway at around 7.15pm on Friday, October 5 last year when he was hit by a car.

The trainee electrician, from nearby Newey Road, suffered a critical head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Police confirmed Tajinder Singh Rai, of Chelney Walk, Coventry, has today (April 3) been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Ryan’s school friends and teachers raised thousands of pounds in support of the Willoughby-Oakes family.

They said in a statement: “Our beautiful son was taken from us too soon.

“He was a kind hearted, happy, selfless young man who always had a cheeky smile.”

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