A WOMAN has been banned from driving after a crash with a motorcyclist that left the rider with broken bones.

Ellen Goddard, of Bedford Street in Gosport, was disqualified from driving for six months and fined £300 for careless driving and driving without a licence or insurance.

The 22-year-old was involved in an incident on the A32 Wickham Road in early 2021 that left a motorcyclist with broken femur and toe and a shattered kneecap.

Goddard, who was living in Chapel Road in Swanmore at the time of the offences, pleaded guilty to all the charges at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 13.

She was involved in a crash while driving a Peugeot 206 on A32 Wickham Road on January 12, 2021.

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The prosecution said Goddard veered across the road and collided with a motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction, causing serious injury to the rider.

A victim statement of the motorcyclist was read out in the court. The victim said the incident kept him out of work for more than six months and he was mentally and physically affected by the collision.

Prosecutor Natalie Cheeseman said: "On June 24, 2020, six months after the incident, the motorcyclist has given an upsetting victim impact statement. He said that he continues to be in excruciating pain and he was finding difficulty in sleeping in the night. He is most likely to walk with a limp.”

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He also said he went from a concrete pump operator who earns £1,000 per week to unemployed on Universal Credit.

Goddard told the court that the incident occurred because of a mechanical fault of her car and she couldn’t control the steering wheel.

Goddard and her partner, who was travelling with her during the accident, had also suffered soft tissue injuries in the collision.

Later it was found that she only had a provisional licence to drive and had no car insurance.

She was first caught by police a month prior to the A32 incident, without a driving licence and car insurance in Peabody Road Car Park in Farnborough on December 4, 2019.

Prosecution told the court that police arrived at the scene after they received a complaint that three women were trying to steal scrap metal from the car park.

When questioned, Goddard told the police that a Renault Clio, which was found in relation to the alleged offence, was hers.

Although the stealing offence was not proceeded as the victim withdrew the complaint, Goddard was charged with driving without licence and insurance.

She was handed 18 penalty points for the offences, six-month disqualification from driving. She was ordered to pay £300 victim surcharge.

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