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Heavily-pregnant woman jailed after killing cyclist, 80, while chatting to sister on WhatsApp

Added 04-16-21 12:36:03pm EST - “Keen athlete Freddie Oborne, 80, died at the scene after he was hit by a car while cycling in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, last year. The driver, Paige Blake, was on her phone while behind the wheel.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Pregnant woman jailed after killing cyclist while chatting to sister”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A heavily-pregnant woman was jailed for two and a half years today for killing an 80-year-old cyclist while talking to her sister on Whatsapp.

Paige Blake, 24, was driving in her red Ford Fiesta while chatting on the instant messaging app when she clipped Freddie Oborne's bike on the A414 dual carriageway near Hatfield House.

Mr Oborne, from Hertford who was a keen athlete who competed in cycling events and triathlons, died at the scene at around a quarter past midday on Monday April  20 last year.

Keen athlete Freddie Oborne (pictured right) died after being hit by a car being driven by 23-year-old Paige Blake (left) who was chatting to her sister on Whatsapp while behind the wheel

Hertfordshire police initially arrested Blake at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and was released under investigation before being charged. 

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