New ban for ‘hero’ motorist who rescued injured motorcyclist
9:44am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A MOTORCYCLIST who was dragged under a car after a crash was rescued when the driver and a passenger lifted the VW Golf off him.
But Blackburn magistrates heard the heroic driver was banned from the road.
Ainsley Booth, aged 20, of Riefield, Smithills, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance.
He was made subject to community supervision for nine months, banned from driving for 12 months and fined £135 with £145 costs.
Philippa White, prosecuting, said Booth was driving in High Street, Belmont, when he was involved in a collision with a Kawasaki motorbike.
“The rider and the bike were dragged under the car before it came to a halt,” said Mrs White.
“There is nothing in the file to suggest the accident was the defendant’s fault and presumably, if it had been, the police would have charged him with driving without due care.”
She said Booth was banned from driving until he took an extended re-test.
Booth told the court he was not speeding and the bike pulled out in front of him.
He said he bought the car because he wanted to be ready to take his re-test.