Cyclist fined over footpath collision

Scene: Wigan Road
Scene: Wigan Road
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A cyclist who collided with a pedestrian as he rode on a Leyland footpath has been fined more than £300 by the courts.

Robert Lee Booker, 27, from Three Nooks, Bamber Bridge, was riding his bike along Wigan Road on Monday, November 11.

He collided with a pedestrian at around 6pm, who suffered serious injuries.

Booker was also hit by a vehicle himself in the incident, although was not injured, police said.

The pedestrian, John Boardman, 54, from Clayton-le-Woods, fell backwards and banged his head on the road surface, suffering head injuries. He was taken to hospital and released a few days later. Booker was fined £200 in his absence at Chorley Magistrates’ Court last week.

He was charged with riding his bike on a footpath and with not using bike lights after dark.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and court costs of £85.