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OAP banned from driving after hitting bikers in Dundee

An 80-year-old man has been banned from the road for a decade after knocking down two motorcyclists while driving himself to hospital in Dundee.

William Scott, of Cupar in Fife, was found guilty of dangerous driving after causing the crash on Dundee's Riverside Drive in June last year.

The court heard Scott had crossed on to the wrong side of the road before crashing into Scott Brown's motorcycle.

The crash pushed Mr Brown and his bike backwards into a second rider.

Both riders sustained serious injuries but Scott continued to drive before mounting the kerb on the wrong side of the road.

Scott denied a charge of dangerous driving but was found guilty following a trial at Dundee Sheriff Court.

He was also fined £1,000.

His defence advocate said Scott's recollection of the crash was "vague in the extreme".

He said Scott was "ill, and taking himself to the hospital", which he suggested contributed to the incident.

Fining Scott and banning him from the road for 10 years, Sheriff Elizabeth Munro said: "This is an unusual case in all the circumstances."

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