Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cab Driver in Road Ban after Biker Loses Leg in Smash

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cab Driver in Road Ban after Biker Loses Leg in Smash

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A SICKENING collision led to a biker having part of his leg amputated.

The crash was captured on CCTV and shows the victim being flung from his motorcycle after a taxi turned into his path.

Almost five months on, police said the 42-year-old's life has 'completely changed'.

He has been forced to live in supported accommodation while special adaptations are made to his home.

Police said surgeons tried 15 times to save his leg, but were eventually forced to partially amputate.

Taxi driver Mohammad Bhatti, 58, of Gilnow Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty at the town's magistrates court to a charge of driving without due care and attention and was sentenced yesterday.

Police said he was handed the maximum sentence the court could impose for the offence, a six-month driving ban. …

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