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Motorcyclist spared jail after Lancing crash
8:55am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
A motorcyclist who left a cyclist fighting for his life has been spared jail.
James Barrow suffered serious head and leg injuries in the crash in Marlborough Road, Lancing, on September 16, 2011.
Honda motorcyclist Aaron Field, of Coleridge Close, Worthing, was charged with dangerous driving.
The 23-year-old pleaded not guilty but was convicted after a trial.
Field was given an 18-month driving ban and told to do 300 hours of unpaid work and to pay £700 costs and £1,645 compensation to Mr Barrow.
After the case, PC Jon Bennion-Jones, of Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a serious crash in which a motorcyclist driving dangerously has ruined lives.
“The victim has suffered physical and psychological injuries that will stay with him for life and have seriously affected not only him, but also the lives of his wife and children.
“The sentence given reflects the seriousness of Mr Field’s driving, although he could have received a custodial sentence.”
Field will have to pass an extended driving test before he is allowed to drive again.
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