Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Aberdeen woman fined £500 after crash with motorbike

Fiona Inkster leaving Aberdeen Sheriff Court after admitting careless driving
Fiona Inkster leaving Aberdeen Sheriff Court after admitting careless driving

A woman has been fined for careless driving after crashing into a motorcyclist – shattering a bone in his arm and leaving him requiring a skin graft.

Fiona Inkster, 64, turned into the path of the bike on Great Western Road in the city at around 1.20pm on June 7.

And the crash left the biker badly injured and needing surgery.

Depute fiscal Lynne MacVicar told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “On approaching the junction of Great Western Road and Morningside Road the accused signalled right and slowed down.

“The motorbike was travelling on the opposite carriageway.

“As the motorbike approached the accused’s car, the accused turned right with the intention of turning into Morningside Road, failing to give way.

“The complainer was unable to brake in time to avoid a collision.”

She said the motorcyclist suffered a “shattered” bone in his right wrist and remained in hospital for four days where he was also given surgery and a skin graft.

The incident was witnessed by pedestrians waiting to cross the road.

Inkster, whose address was given as Hutchison Terrace, Aberdeen, pled guilty to a charge of careless driving by failing to give way and causing the crash that left the man seriously injured.

Defence solicitor Paul Barnett said: “Ms Inkster was on her way home.


Keep up to date with the latest news with The Evening Express newsletter


“The motorcyclist was coming and she turns right into the path of the motorcyclist.

“It’s simply a case of her not seeing the motorcyclist, which she attributes to the fact she was probably looking further beyond to see if there was any traffic coming and she just missed the motorcyclist and unfortunately the collision occurred.”

He added: “It’s absolutely clear her main concern through all this has been the welfare of the motorcyclist rather than herself.

“She’s very distressed and concerned about the injuries caused to the motorcyclist.”

Mr Barnett described it as a “momentary lapse in concentration”.

Sheriff Graham Buchanan replied: “I suppose it is, but nevertheless it’s quite a serious momentary lapse in concentration.”

Addressing Inkster, he added: “I understand this matter has caused you great distress and you appear before the court without any previous blemishes on your driving record.

“This was obviously a highly unfortunate incident which led to quite serious injuries being sustained by the motorcyclist.

“What the criminal court has to do is to consider the level or extent of the careless driving on the part of the driver.”

He fined Inkster £500 and added five penalty points to her licence.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]

This article originally appeared on the Evening Express website. For more information, read about our new combined website.