The 72-year-old admitted driving without due care and attention when he hit motorcyclist.

A 72-year-old who has held a clean driving licence for half-a-century has been fined after causing a collision.

Michael Rook, of Leonard Road in Greatstone, Kent, was turning right off the B3227 between Torrington and South Molton when he crashed into a motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist had been travelling the road on September 19 with four friends and said he had ‘no time to react’ when the car pulled out in front of him.

A witness said the biker ‘somersaulted’ over the bonnet, spraining his spine.

Rook, who was unrepresented in court, told magistrates he had his sun visor down which may have impaired his view.

They fined him £230 plus costs and a victim surcharge of £108, and endorsed his licence with five points.