January 19th, 2017
A former prime minister has been found guilty for driving without due care and fined £5k after knocking a cyclist of his bike and seriously injuring him.
The peer pleaded guilty to causing the accident which happened in June last year when he pulled out of a junction onto a B road and did not see the cyclist, who was then dismounted. The cyclist sustained a fractured arm in four places and also injuries to his knees.
As a result of the cyclist’s injuries, he has had to take time off work to recuperate and heal and also needed operations on his arms including pins and plates to repair his fractured arm.
The peer received 5 points on his license and was ordered to pay costs of £255 on top of the fine.
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