A 56-year-old woman has been fined after her car collided with a cyclist who was flung in the air and sustained a broken leg.
Yvonne Spendlove, of Calais Road, Horninglow, failed to see a cyclist approaching from the opposite direction as she turned right, and the impact of the crash caused the rider to be flung into the air and landing on the road, a court has heard.
Spendlove has now appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre to admit driving without due care and attention.
The court heard that at 7.35am on January 9 Spendlove was driving a Kia Sportage in Rolleston Road and was at the junction with Bitham Lane, travelling in the direction of Rolleston.
At the same time a cyclist, who had illuminated front and rear lights on, was travelling along Rolleston Road in the direction of Horninglow approaching the defendant in her car. The defendant slowed and indicated right intending to enter Bitham Lane, the court was told.
Magistrates heard the defendant failed to see the approaching cyclist and turned right colliding with the bike.
The impact caused the cyclist to be flung into the air before coming to rest on the road. As a result of the collision the cyclist sustained spiral fracture of the tibia which required an IM (intramedullary) nail being inserted into the cavity of a bone, as well as other slight injuries, magistrates were told.
The cycle and Kia Sportage both sustained damage. The road surface was in good condition at the time, though it was wet and damp. Visibility was good at the time.
Spendlove has been fined £240 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
Her licence was endorsed with six points.