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West Pinchbeck man in accident did not know he was banned

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A West Pinchbeck man who pulled out of a side turning and hit a motorcyclist was unknowingly driving while disqualified, a court has heard.

Dan Walker (34), of Linden Way, admitted careless driving and driving whilst disqualified when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Prosecuting, Mark Bishop said the collision took place in Six House Bank, West Pinchbeck on December 19 at 12.30pm when Walker pulled out into the path of a motorcyclist.

Boston Magistrates' Court (46451310)
Boston Magistrates' Court (46451310)

He said that when he was interviewed, Walker said he had been "unaware of the motorcyclist" and also claimed he had not been aware he was disqualified from driving.

Mr Bishop said Walker had been banned from driving for several speeding offences in September last year.

In mitigation, Daven Naghen said Walker had been driving a leased car and the notices of intended prosecution for the speeding offences had gone to the leasing company.

He said Walker had been caught speeding a number of times by the same camera and he had been told in court that he had been given penalty points on his licence but had no memory of being told he had been disqualified until May 2021 and was "extremely shocked" when he was told he was.

He said that in the collision, he had been pulling out to see if it was clear to go and he just "didn't see the motorcyclist".

Walker was banned from driving for an additional six months until November and was fined a total of £615 and ordered to pay court costs and charges of £147.

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