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Family of Flintshire biker killed in crash fume over ‘miscarriage of justice’

Andrew Wilson-Jones

THE family of a Deeside motorcyclist killed in a car crash are calling for a change in the law after it was claimed mismatched tyres could have caused the fatal collision.

Andrew Wilson-Jones, who lived at Deans Place in Connah’s Quay with husband David, died at about 6pm on June 12 last year on the A495 in Shropshire after a driver lost control of her sports car.

Rachel Lloyd Roberts, 25, of Charles Street, Brymbo, had pleaded not guilty to causing the death of the 36-year-old biker.

Shrewsbury Crown Court heard the MG TF she was driving – without insurance – did not have matching front tyres, which is known to cause handling issues.

Roberts admitted a less serious charge of causing death by driving uninsured and will be sentenced later this month.

After Monday’s court hearing the family of Mr Wilson-Jones, who worked at the HBOS bank in Chester, called for the law to be changed.

“It’s a miscarriage of justice,” said David, a staff nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital.