Lifer: the Defence summing up in that transcript explains why so few of these cases are prosecuted:
It was a tragic accident; do not turn a tragedy for David Irving into a tragedy for Mr Petterson. Can you say, hand on heart, that as a careful, considerate driver you would have seen David Irving?"
The "There, but for the grace" defence.
Not far off what the letter is saying to be honest, it was his own silly fault for cycling on the road.
Makes me very cross.