Video: Wheelie biker who caused A131 crash banned from the road

Great Leighs: A biker who caused an accident while performing a wheelie is banned from riding or owning a motorbike for three years and faces a large fine.

Leon Sudbury, of Pallister Drive, Rainham, will also have to pay �4000 in fines and costs after causing a crash on the A131 in Great Leighs on April 11 last year.

He was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

Sudbury, 24, was riding in a group and performed a wheelie after going over a roundabout and lost control of the bike.

Sudbury veered in front of another motorcycle causing the other rider to fall off and crash.

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The rider of the other bike, a 30-year-old Braintree woman, was thrown from her vehicle and had to be treated in hospital for severe bruising.

The collision was filmed on a mounted camera by a biker who was behind the crash.

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Sergeant Danny Parsons of the Essex Police said: “Road policing officers within Essex endeavour to keep our county’s roads safe through enforcement and education.

“On this occasion the rider has chosen to ride in a dangerous manner causing injury to the motorcyclist he collided with. It is only a matter of good fortune that his actions did not kill someone.

“We are pleased with the court’s decision to remove this individual from motorcycling for the next three years.”

Sudbury was disqualified from driving for a year, will have to take an extended re-test and was fined �1,015, ordered to pay �2,250 compensation to the injured rider and ordered to pay �735 in costs.

Under a community sentence he was also banned from using or possessing a motorbike for three years.

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