A man has been sentenced after a crash in Lichfield that killed a cyclist.
David Stanley was given 175 hours of community service, a 12-month disqualification and ordered to pay a £2,500 fine and £1,000 in costs.
The 24-year-old, from Winslow Road, Nash, in Milton Keynes, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving following the crash that killed Warren Trotman.
The 46-year-old was cycling on the A5127 Birmingham Road in October 2015 when he was hit by a white Ford Transit van.
Stanley told the court he did not see Mr Trotman, who was not wearing any reflective clothing.
The judge said it was a moment of inattention that led to Mr Trotman’s death.
Investigating officer, Sgt Richard Moors, said: “I hope this sentencing brings some closure to the family of Mr Trotman.
“We are committed to keeping Staffordshire’s roads as safe as possible and I would like to take this opportunity to remind all road users of their responsibilities.
“Motorists have a responsibility to position themselves appropriately to allow for other road users and cyclists need to consider their visibility and use suitable lights and/or reflective clothing as and when appropriate.
“We are all responsible for looking after each other on our roads.”