Six points for driver who knocked cyclist off bike

16:09 11 April 2014

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

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Man’s van hit cyclist on busy roundabout, court hears

A BARNSTAPLE pensioner who knocked a woman off her bicycle while driving through a busy roundabout has had his driving licence endorsed with six penalty points.

North Devon Magistrates’ Court heard that Roger Austin Weston, 67, of Long Meadow Drive was turning left in his right hand drive Ford van at the Bishops Tawton roundabout between the A361 and A377 at around 2.10pm on September 20, 2013 when he collided with a bicycle which was travelling straight on.

When Weston turned, he knocked the cyclist off the bike and drove over the bicycle.

The victim suffered substantial bruising.

“It was just all so confusing because of the volume of traffic,” said Weston, representing himself.

“It was just an accident and I’m glad the cyclist wasn’t seriously hurt.

“I put the bike in the van and took them into town to replace it like-for-like.”

Sitting magistrate Judith Killen told Weston: “It could have been so much more serious,” handing him six points on his licence and ordering him to pay a total of £415 in fines and costs.

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