Cyclist, Peter McGreal, was killed when he was hit be a tipper lorry in 2011. The lorry had started to carry out a left turn when it collided with Mr McGreal who was cycling along the lorry's nearside. Mr McGreal's widow brought a claim for compensation against the employers of the lorry driver on the basis that the lorry driver failed to indicate or observe the presence Mr McGreal.
In January 2016, the Central London County Court dismissed the compensation claim brought by Mr McGreal's widow with the judge finding that the lorry driver had not been negligent in the way he indicated or used his mirrors. Mrs McGreal applied for permission to appeal. On 16th March 2017 the Court of Appeal refused permission to appeal, concluding that that the Judge at first instance had been entitled to reach the conclusion she did based on the evidence that had been before her.