Olympic hero Chris Boardman still waiting for answers after mother's cycling death in Connah's Quay

Reporter:

Rory Sheehan

THE death of a cyclist in a road traffic collision is still being investigated a year on.

Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman and his family are still waiting to find out whether a driver will be prosecuted for the death of his mother, Carol Boardman, in Connah’s Quay last year.

Mrs Boardman was riding her bike in the town on the afternoon of Saturday, July 16, 2016.

At about 2pm emergency services were called to the roundabout on the Mold Road junction with Ffordd Llanarth where she had collided with a white Mitsubishi L200 pick-up.

She was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries but later died in the early hours of the following Sunday morning. She was 75.

An inquest opened into Mrs Boardman’s death recorded an initial conclusion of death resulting from multiple injuries.

Her son, Mr Boardman, of Hoylake, Wirral, took Britain’s opening Gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Britain’s first cycling Gold in 72 years.

He has released a statement via Twitter expressing his frustration that after a year, his family are still waiting to find out whether there will be any legal action taken.

He also describes how difficult it has been for the family since his mother’s death.

In his statement he said: “The last 12 months have been tough.

“I’ve seen my mum in a dozen places: shopping in the village, in the garden smelling flowers and smiling at her new grandson.

“I’ve even seen her at The Tour, riding along a lane, enjoying the countryside.

“It’s been heart-wrenching watching my dad try to come to terms with the absence of his soul mate.

“We’ve all had to try and carry on living a ‘normal life’ it’s what my mum would have wanted. But it doesn’t feel normal.”

A spokesman for North Wales Police confirmed the investigation into Mrs Boardman’s death is still ongoing and no decision has been made with regards to any potential prosecution.

The crime reference number is RC1610 4385.

Email:

rory.sheehan@nwn.co.uk

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