A MAN has admitted crashing into a cyclist and knocking him off his bike in a poor attempt to get around.

Boston Goddard pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Magistrates heard the 19-year-old was driving a Citroen Saxo on the B4204 in Stoulton on May 7, when he crashed into a cyclist during an attempt to pass them.

The court heard the cyclist came off the bike and he suffered serious injuries, which resulted in the man being in hospital for nine days

Goddard, of Priest Lane, Pershore, was fined £80 with six penalty points added to his licence.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £110 and a victim surcharge of £34.

The total, £224, is to be paid at a rate of £20 a month with first payment in November.

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Meanwhile Tom Hartley Cars was prosecuted for the offence of one of its drivers not giving information relating to the identification of the driver of a Volkswagen who was alleged to be guilty of an offence.

No representative from the Derbyshire firm, that is based in Moira Road, Swadlincote, showed up for the hearing so the offence, that took place in Droitwich, was proved in absence.

The firm was fined £1,000, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £110. The firm was given to November 25 to pay the total amount of £1,144.

And Enterprise, based in Millbank Street, Southampton was also proved in absence to have committed a similar offence in Droitwich.

The court heard one of its drivers failed to provide information relating to the driver of a Ford in the town in April 13 when required to do so by police, as they were alleged to have committed an offence.

The firm was fined £1,000 and told to pay costs of £110, and a victim surcharge of £100. The firm was also given to November 25 to pay the full amount.

All the cases were heard at the court on Wednesday, October 21.