A DRIVER whose actions seriously injured a motorcyclist has been disqualified for 12 months.

Robbie Hopley admitted causing the accident that injured the rider on the northbound M3 near junction 13 at Eastleigh on September 22

Hopley, 36, of Wesley Road, Kings Worthy, admitted driving a 57-reg Skoda Fabia without due care and attention.

Aldershot Magistrates Court heard that he pulled into the path of the motorcycle, causing the rider to hit the ground and suffer serious life-changing injuries.

Magistrates also fined him £160 with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.