The News and Star reports that a Carlisle jury has acquitted coach driver Robert Wightman of all charges relating to the deaths of the Townend brothers who were cycling on a main road in the Lake District on 5th December 2010 when they were struck and killed by a coach driven by Wightman. Wightman did not see the cyclists before running them down and appears to have implicated the sun. he appears to have acknowledged that he was driving too fast to be able to stop in the distance that he could see to be clear.
We can never know what went on in the jury room. Personally I believe it to be an odd outcome.
I do not know all the evidence. However the Judge of course did and it is important to note his comment that there could be no criticism of the CPS for bringing the charges (which included causing death by dangerous driving).
It would only compound the tragedy in this case were that jury verdict to be used as a justification for not bringing the appropriate charges in future similar cases.