SMIDSY - sorry mate, I didn't see you - is proved not to exist in this interesting article from a fellow member of our Motorcycle Action Group here in Britain. Comments please.
I agree with you! The bike rider was speeding. The car signaled his turn and there is a "slow" warning painted on the road approaching this intersection. The car driver should not have been punished especially to such a severe degree.Doing 100 MPH on a 60 MPH 2-lane road, the rider was killed instantaneously, as a car turned in front of him.
The driver of the car has been sentenced to 12 months community service and lost license for eighteen months. He also paid £250 in community service and performed 130 hours of unpaid work.
If it was up to me, the estate of the Darwin award winner should pay damages to the unfortunate car driver.