A delivery driver who left a motorcyclist with a broken wrist when he pulled straight into his path has clung on to his licence.
Stephen Dyer was told by a sheriff his careless driving near Forfar was at the “top end of the scale” for such offences after he admitted causing the crash on the A94 on March 22.
The court heard that 37-year-old Dyer, of Montrose Street, Brechin, was working as a driver for Blacks of Brechin when the Saturday morning incident happened.
He had been on his way to Kirriemuir but was faced with a diversion and ended up having to take the route via the A94.
Dyer was waiting at the turn to Drumgley to make a right turn, but there was another large vehicle coming up to the junction of the narrow road.
Depute fiscal Douglas Wiseman said that Dyer then made the right turn, across the path of the motorcyclist who was travelling towards Forfar.
The biker sustained a broken wrist which had to have a plate and screws inserted in it, as well as bruising and nerve damage.
Sheriff Gregor Murray told Dyer: “I understand your inattention was down to the lorry on the narrow road, but the bottom line was that you should have seen the motorcycle coming towards you.”
He fined Dyer £300 and imposed nine penalty points on his licence.