Lawsuit launched against alleged driver of vehicle that struck and killed competitive cyclist

The mother of a competitive New Brunswick cyclist who was struck and killed while riding her bike has filed a lawsuit against the alleged driver.

Twenty-eight-year-old Ellen Watters died of injuries she sustained after being hit by a vehicle while training in Sussex in December 2016.

Her death resulted in the creation of Ellen's Law, which requires all drivers to stay at least one metre away from cyclists.

According to court documents, Ellen's mother, Nancy Watters, has filed a lawsuit against a man from Digby, Nova Scotia, alleging he was driving ``without due care and attention.''

The claim has not been proven in court.