Driver, 74, fined after crash which left motorcyclist with serious injuries

Credit: Dorset Police

A 74-year-old woman has been sentenced for a crash in Dorset which left a motorcyclist with life-changing injuries.

Rosemary Anne Staddon-Smith's car collided with the rider in Wareham as she was turning right along Bere Road in September last year.

The rider, a local 70-year-old man, suffered a fractured eye socket, and a broken arm and leg.

He also had a ruptured disc in his neck.

Rosemary Anne Staddon-Smith admitted driving without due care and attention.

She received six points on her licence and was ordered to pay a fine of £147 as well as costs of £117.