Cyclist in court charged over death of woman killed at road junction

Cyclist appears in court charged over death of retired teacher, 79, who was knocked down and killed while crossing the road

  • Jane Stone died from her injuries after the collision in Monmouth last June
  • Stewart McGinn, 29, has appeared in court accused of bodily harm 
  • Her heartbroken family paid tribute to the ‘very caring and active’ widow 
  • A cyclist has appeared in court after being charged over the death of a retired teacher, who was knocked down and killed in a road junction collision last year.

    Jane Stone, 79, was crossing the road during an evening walk when she was hit by a cyclist. Stewart McGinn, 29, is accused of causing bodily harm by wanton or furious driving while being in charge of a bicycle.

    The retired teacher was taken to hospital following the collision at the junction of Wonastow Road and Somerset Road in Monmouth, Gwent, on June 7, 2021.

    Ms Stone sadly died of serious head injuries four days later on Friday, June 11.

    McGinn, of Troy Way, appeared before Newport Magistrates’ Court.

    No plea was entered as the allegation, which comes under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, is an indictable only matter.

    The collision happened on June 7 last year

    Ms Stone pictured before the tragedy

    Retired teacher Jane Stone was hit by a cyclist while crossing the road in Monmouth, Gwent, at 9.55pm last June. She was taken to hospital, but died of serious head injuries four days later

    Police released CCTV footage of the cyclist after the collision at the junction of Wonastow Road and Somerset Road in Monmouth, Gwent

    Police released CCTV footage of the cyclist after the collision at the junction of Wonastow Road and Somerset Road in Monmouth, Gwent

    The defendant, who was granted unconditional bail, is due to appear before Newport Crown Court on July 14.

    Following her death last summer her family paid this tribute to her: ‘Jane was a very caring and active member of the Monmouth community.

    ‘Having been born and brought up in Monmouth she trained in London as a teacher, in which profession she was well respected and appreciated.

    ‘In retirement and being a widow, she returned to her roots, involving herself with great enthusiasm in many aspects of Monmouth life.

    ‘She was a past churchwarden of St Thomas’s Church, was a lay Eucharistic minister, sacristan and heavily involved in all church activities, helping and supporting members of the community as needed.

    ‘Jane was healthy and physically active, only a few years ago abseiling down the church tower to raise funds.

    Mrs Stone's heartbroken family paid tribute to the 'very caring and active' widow last year (pictured)

    Mrs Stone’s heartbroken family paid tribute to the ‘very caring and active’ widow last year (pictured)

    ‘She also led a group of Church Recorders for The Arts Society (formerly National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies).

    ‘Jane was a member of Monmouth Choral Society and enjoyed concerts with the Merlin Music Society.

    ‘She enjoyed long distance walking, setting herself the challenge of completing 1,000 miles per year and was currently tackling, with her walking friend, Offa’s Dyke from South to North Wales.

    ‘Jane was a well-loved member of the family and closely followed the lives of her great nieces and nephews.’