Said he did not see motorcycle

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While trying to get into a parking space on the other side of a Lurgan street a 41-year-old man did not see a motorcycle coming in the opposite direction and caused a collision.

Robert Keith Jackson, whose address was given as Belsize Road, Lisburn, was fined £150 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for driving without due care and attention on January 25 this year.

He was also given three points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that an accident between a motorcycle and a car happened in Windsor Avenue, Lurgan.

There was extensive damage to both vehicles.

Jackson was the driver of the car and he said he did not see the motorcycle.

He intended to park in a spot on the other side of the road and turned across the street.

The defendant then stuck the motorcycle and he accepted that the accident was his fault.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said his client accepted at the scene that it was poor driving on his part.

He added that Jackson pulled across the road and did not see the motorcycle coming in the opposite direction.

He remained at the scene to ensure the welfare of the motorcyclist.

Deputy District Judge Browne accepted there had been a ‘momentary inattention’ by the defendant.