A cyclist who was hit by an uninsured driver and left with a broken wrist has been awarded road traffic accident compensation in court, reports road.cc.
Stephen Whitmore had been cycling along the Welham Road in Harborough in February this year, when he was struck by a car being driven by 35-year old Robin Perry.
Mr Perry said that the accident has happened because the sun had been in his eyes, causing him not to notice the cyclist.
According to the Lutterworth Mail, Sukhijit Singh, prosecuting, told the magistrates at Harborough Court that: “In his interview he said he was turning right when he was hit by something yellow. He saw a person rolling around on the floor.”
The collision caused Mr Whitmore to sprain his ankle and break his wrist. He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he spent the night.
Mr Perry told the court: “I should have taken more time in looking but the sun was coming down the hill and the cyclist was coming down the hill and I hit him.”
Pleading guilty to driving without due care and without insurance, Mr Perry was ordered to pay £200 in compensation to Mr Whitmore. In addition, he was banned from driving for nine months and fined £335 for being uninsured.