Cyclist 'unable to stop'

A CYCLIST was unable to stop before she crashed into an open car door and was crushed to death under a tip truck, a court has been told.

Senior Constable Brian Hensley investigated the crash that killed Jane Bishop on Auckland's Tamaki Drive during rush-hour in November, 2010.

"I believe the door was opened within Ms Bishop's length of road and she was unable to stop within the distance.''

Ms Bishop, a British nurse, was cycling home from work in the city between slow-moving traffic and parked cars when police say she crashed into Glenn Becker's car door and went under a tip truck. She died at the scene.

Becker has been charged with careless use of a motor vehicle causing death and has pleaded not guilty. He is on trial in Auckland District Court.

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