£500 for taking biker's leg

A motorist who caused an accident with a motorcyclist resulting in the biker losing one of his legs has been fined £500.

Barry Coatesworth, 34, admitted to driving without due care and attention when he ran through a ‘Stop’ sign in Haggate, Lancashire and knocked 66-year-old John Wilkinson off his bike. Wilkinson had to have his lower right leg amputated and also suffered from three fractures of the pelvis.

(Story sent to MCN from Danny Jeeves)

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