A man sustained devasting injuries after his motorbike was struck by a car in Bolton.

David Atherton, was heading to get fuel at the petrol at the Shell Petrol Station on Chorley Old Road, at around 9.30pm on September 28 last year.

But as he did a Fiat being driven by Przemyslaw Kucewicz collided with him.

Bolton Magistrates Court heard the man was taken to hospital and was left with devastating injuries.

Steven Botell, prosecuting, said: “He was taken to Salford Royal Hospital for two weeks then transferred to Bolton Hospital.

“He subsequently returned home. He was wheelchair-bound. He requires assistance getting outside.

“His bedroom had to be moved downstairs. He had a broken pelvis in four places, he had to have titanium screws put in.

“He had a fractured back and shoulder. There were grazes all over his body.

“He says: ‘this whole incident has detrimentally affected my life. I am trapped in my own address. I am stuck in the same room. I am struggling for my sanity, I have no financial support.’"

At court Kucewicz, 30, and from Randolph Road, Kearsley, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by careless driving.

A charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident was dropped by prosecutors.

Adam Whittaker, defending, said: “The day after this incident he voluntarily attended at the police station, he made full and frank admissions.

“He turns right, he does not see the motorbike.

“He did not stop for long enough to check the oncoming traffic.

“He did not initially stop, he came back.

“He did see that the police and ambulance were there. I have told him he is at risk of a custodial sentence.”

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Chair of the bench James Fisher adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

He also imposed an interim disqualification from driving.

Kucewicz will be sentenced at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court in June.