An e-scooter rider has been sentenced after causing a crash in Chippenham.
The 17-year-old local boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, collided with a car on Malmesbury Road at around 5pm on 22 November last year.
At Swindon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday), he pleaded guilty to careless driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
Electric scooters are illegal to use in public in Wiltshire and are classed as motor vehicles – meaning riders must effectively follow the same rules as drivers and bikers.
The boy was taken to hospital with a head injury following the incident, which left a car damaged. He wasn’t seriously wounded and Wiltshire Air Ambulance was stood down en route.
Magistrates fined him £111 and imposed a six-month driving ban. He must also pay a £26 surcharge.
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