Uber driver fined over $500,000 after being involved in fatal collision

An Uber driver has been fined $500 by Queensland Transport Minister David Johnston after he allegedly crashed his car into a group of cyclists in May.

Key points: Uber driver allegedly hit two cyclists in Queensland, causing their deathsUber driver, 37, was charged with two counts of dangerous driving and one count of dangerous operationThe court heard the crash happened at the junction of Queensland Highway 2 and Queensland Highway 4Inspector Andrew Kelly said the driver was fined $300 for the incident and the cyclist died from his injuries.

Mr Johnston told the court that the driver’s behaviour was a “gross breach” of the Highway Code, which requires drivers to use a “reasonably calculated risk of injury to other road users” and to “use all reasonable endeavours to avoid” the collision.

“The court also held that the incident was the fault of the driver, and the matter should be dealt with in the court of law,” Mr Johnston said.

Mr Kelly said Mr Johnston would make the drivers responsible for the driver.

“We’re going to make it a very serious matter,” he said.

“If he’s got a history of driving, and you don’t see any of these warnings on the road, I’m not going to be surprised if he does not get off.”

The driver was also charged with dangerous operation and one of the offences carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.

Mr Johnson said he would not be able to comment further until the driver had completed his fine.

He said he was pleased the matter had been referred to the courts and that Mr Johnston had taken “appropriate action”.

“We are pleased that the matter has been referred back to the police for further investigation,” Mr Johnson said.

The trial of the cyclist’s driver, 36-year-old David Kelly, started last month.

He was charged over the fatal collision between his Uber car and a group at the intersection of Queensland Road 1 and Queensland Road 4, in the city’s south.

Mr Hamilton-Harrison said the trial was a huge disappointment for Queensland cyclists.

“This case will do nothing to improve safety for cyclists,” he told ABC Brisbane.

“There are very few times when you’re riding through this area that you’re going into this road.”

You’re going in and out of traffic on this road and then there’s not a single time when you get out of that road.

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