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Truck driver admits causing collision with motorcyclist

A truck driver who dislocated a motorcyclist’s neck when he collided with him was yesterday banned from the roads for a year.

Amaro Bizarro, 62, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to causing grievous bodily harm by driving without due care and attention.

The court heard that Bizarro, from Devonshire, was in a truck parked outside Belvin’s Variety on North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish.

Bizarro attempted to cross the road into its eastbound lane , but collided with Masimba Muneno, who was riding a motorcycle headed west.

Police attended the scene and spoke to Bizarro. Mr Muneno was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital to be treated for dislocated vertebrae.

The road at the time was clear of debris and there was good visibility.

The incident happened on June 7 last year.

Bizarro told the court that he “inched out slowly” when he went onto the road and said it was “very unfortunate”.

But magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said that the accident had “some pretty devastating consequences”.

Mr Tokunbo fined Bizarro $1,500 in addition to the road ban and ordered him to pay by June 3.

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