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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 Staddon-Smith’s driving in September last year left her victim with life-changing injuries. He remains in hospital receiving treatment.

"I would like to remind all road users to take extra caution at all times and in all conditions and always double check before turning across another lane. "This case demonstrates that we are committed to investigating all collisions where a victim sadly receives serious injuries."

– Police Constable Mark Palmer, Dorset Police

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.