PENALTY POINTS FOR MOTORCYCLIST WHO CRASHED AFTER JUMPING RED LIGHT

A motorcyclist who jumped a red light and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle has been given 9 points on his licence by Isle of Wight Magistrates.

On 17th September last year, 39-year-old Richard Hicks, of Whitecross Avenue in Shanklin, was involved in a road traffic collision on Shanklin Road, close to Whiteley Bank.

Magistrates heard last week how Hicks was riding his Yahama R1 motorcycle when he failed to stop at a set of temporary traffic lights set up around some roadworks on the main Shanklin to Godshill road. He carried on and crashed into the front of an oncoming Peugeot van.

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The road was closed for around 3 hours as a result, causing significant disruption to motorists and children travelling to school on local buses.

The exclusive photograph above shows the impact damage to the front of the van.

Hicks, who pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, was given 9 penalty points on his licence, fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £34 surcharge.

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Anon
Anon
1 year ago

Absolutely unbelievable after nearly killing my family member who is beyond precious to us!! You’d get more for no tax and insurance, no understanding of what they were put through, miscarriage of justice, DISGRACEFUL!!

Pete Sandown
Pete Sandown
Reply to  Bob
1 year ago

He got a longer sentence for the wheelie too compared to crashing and nearly killing someone!

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Should have been a two year ban at least. He could go out and do it again tomorrow.

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 year ago

Pathetic sentence. He could have killed the poor person driving the van. Where is the justice in this country?

Golly
Golly
1 year ago

Looks like he’s learnt his lesson then! What an idiot!

Stu
Stu
1 year ago

Saw a motorcycle drive up the path in george street Ryde today because he couldn’t get through the traffic que made by the binmen.

Anonewport
Anonewport
1 year ago

Pathetic punishment for someone who could have easily killed someone!
That poor van driver, who I remember got the blame from people on here when this was first reported!
I hope the van driver is ok as I can imagine it’s not something easily forgot!

JHVF
JHVF
1 year ago

So, what did I say that was unacceptable ?

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 year ago

Take away his bike, or what’s left of it, take him to see it crushed, and ban him. Force him to re-take all motorbike tests, if and when he is allowed to ride again. Lifetime ban if you drive dangerously on a bike more than twice.

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
1 year ago

I too believe the sentence is not hard enough.

Mike Ridge
Mike Ridge
1 year ago

Death will become them in the end the way some bikers behave. It’s just when,not if. There are so many idits out there with 2 wheels, some good bikers are out there. Sunday ride outs can be hairy one wrong move,, wipeout.

 

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