Ban for Dagenham lorry driver who injured Boris Bike cyclist in crash

The hired bike after the incident on Grays Inn Road. Picture: Lisa O'Carroll

The hired bike after the incident on Grays Inn Road. Picture: Lisa O'Carroll - Credit: Archant

A driver who crashed his lorry into a cyclist on a “Boris Bike”, leaving the man with serious head injuries, has been disqualified from driving.

Anthony Farmer, 44, of Valence Circus, Dagenham, was found guilty of careless driving and fined £620 at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He was given nine penalty points but due to existing points was disqualified from driving for six months.

On April 19 last year he collided with a cyclist on a Barclay’s Cyle Hire bicycle along Grays Inn Road, at the Juction with Theobalds Road, Holborn,

The man, in his 20s, suffered serious pelvic, chest and head injuries. He has since been released from hospital but continues to receive medical care.


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Farmer stopped at the scene and earlier pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

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