A lorry driver has been found guilty of causing the death of a hospital doctor by careless driving.
A jury sitting at Birmingham Crown Court deliberated over three days before convicting Robert Bradbury but was unable to reach a verdict on a separate count of causing death by dangerous driving.
His two-week trial was told he failed to see cyclist Suzanna Bull, a Birmingham Children’s Hospital doctor, in front of his cab because of objects stored on a dashboard tray-table.
Jurors deliberated for more than 12 hours before informing the trial judge that there was no prospect of them reaching a verdict on the charge of causing death by dangerous driving, even if given further time.
Bradbury, of Cambridge Way, Acocks Green, Birmingham, may now face a retrial on the undecided charge and was bailed to return to court on October 28.
Dr Bull, a 32-year-old University of Birmingham graduate who grew up in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, died from “catastrophic” injuries at the scene in Pershore Road, Edgbaston, on October 9 2017.