A DRIVER has been fined for causing serious injuries to a cyclist.

Frederick Mills, 69, has been rapped by the courts for driving without due care and attention.

The 69-year-old of Windsor Road, Westcliff, was driving in Whitmore Way, Basildon on November 11 last year in a Peugeot 306 when he hit a cyclist who was on a pedestrian crossing, and caused a “serious injury”.

Mills appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court where he admitted driving without due care and attention contrary to section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.


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The magistrates’ bench chose to fine Mills £230 for causing the injury, the details of which have not been disclosed.

He must also pay costs of £110 an a victim surcharge of £34.

His driving licence will also be endorsed with five points.

Those concerned about dangerous driving should report it to police on 101 or visit essex.police.uk.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.