Driver causes road traffic accident after lapse of concentration

A UK court has heard how a ‘momentary lapse of concentration’ led to a road traffic accident involving a car and a motorbike.

The driver of the car, which was a Volkswagen Golf, pulled out of a side road and in to the path of a motorbike rider, who was traveling at 50mph.

The rider suffered two collapsed lungs fractured bones and other major injuries after he was thrown from his bike.

Solicitors of the driver confirmed the cause of the accident:

“It was a momentary lapse in concentration,” they said.

Mr Kenneth Wagstaff, driver of the Golf pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and was fined £400.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an additional £15 surcharge as well as receiving four penalty points on his license.

Both vehicles were written off by their respective insurance companies.

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