Hayden death – If the car had respected the 50 km/h limits “either by reacting and braking or by continuing at a constant speed, the accident would have been entirely avoided.” So, Nicky Hayden would not have lost his life. The consultant Orlando Omicini analyzed the hypothesis of Hayden death’s avoidability.
Hayden death in Italy
Hayden died in Cesena when he was 36 years old after a Peugeot 206 had invested him while he was training by bicycle. The Public Prosecutor’s Office was faced with a competition of independent culpable conduct that caused the event. A co-responsibility also because Hayden entered a junction at a speed of 20.6 kilometers per hour (12,8 mph), “failing to stop.”
Negligence and imprudence
The 30-year-old driver from Misano is accused of murder “because, in concurrence with independent causes with the culpable conduct of the cyclist, he caused his death through negligence and imprudence by failing to maintain adequate driving behavior about the conditions of the place. In any case through negligence, he was guilty of non-compliance with the rules on road traffic regulations.”
For the Public Prosecutor, there was a competition of independent culpable conduct that caused the Hayden death. A co-responsibility because Hayden entered a junction at a speed of 20.6 kilometers per hour (12,8 mph), “failing to stop and give priority despite the horizontal and vertical stop signs widely visible.” On the other hand, the driver did not respect the limit of 50 km per hour (31 mph). In a residential center, the speed might be of 72.8km per hour (44.7 mph). The Hayden bike was so struck by the right front of the car that it was jolted off from its vehicle at the height of about 5 meters (16,4 ft) above the ground. So, it caused severe injuries that led to its death four days later at the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena.