Crash rider lost fin­ger

Mo­tor­cy­clist pleads guilty to un­li­censed ice rid­ing

NewsMail - - NEWS - Ross Irby

DIS­QUAL­I­FIED driver Adam Pack spent two months in hos­pi­tal, suf­fered spinal in­juries and lost a fin­ger on his right hand af­ter his mo­tor­bike col­lided with a car.

The crash on Bur­nett Heads Road oc­curred when a young fe­male driver did a u-turn in front of him near Qun­aba as Pack rode to­wards Bund­aberg at 5.45pm on Wed­nes­day, May 3.

Pack, 28, pleaded guilty in Bund­aberg Mag­is­trates Court to driv­ing un­li­censed when dis­qual­i­fied by a court or­der; and driv­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle on Oc­to­ber 14 when he had the drug methy­lam­phetamine (ice) in his sys­tem.

Pros­e­cu­tor Se­nior Con­sta­ble Tina Bland said when po­lice ar­rived at the crash scene Pack was ly­ing in­jured on the ground and be­ing treated by a passer-by.

Pack was se­ri­ously in­jured and taken by am­bu­lance of­fi­cers to Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal.

She said his mo­tor­bike had no reg­is­tra­tion plates and its reg­is­tra­tion was can­celled in May 2016.

Checks re­vealed his li­cence was dis­qual­i­fied for six months by court or­der on March 23.

Pack said he vis­ited his chil­dren and was on his way home when a car in front did a u-turn.

“I had two months in hos­pi­tal. I broke my spine in three places,” Pack told Mag­is­trate Belinda Mer­rin.

“I lost a fin­ger and crushed my face. It was caused by the girl do­ing an il­le­gal u-turn. Yes, she was charged.”

Pack said al­though ice was de­tected in his sys­tem he had not taken drugs for more than a week.

Ms Mer­rin said he had been rid­ing in de­fi­ance of a court or­der but she would take into con­sid­er­a­tion the se­ri­ous con­se­quences to him as a re­sult.

Pack was con­victed and fined $500, and dis­qual­i­fied for two years. For the drug driv­ing of­fence Pack was fined $400, and dis­qual­i­fied for three months.

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