Keats Taylor Hore, 17, was turning right from Mudjimba Esp into the Mudjimba Surf Club carpark on June 15 when she collided with a cyclist riding in the opposite direction.
Keats Taylor Hore, 17, was turning right from Mudjimba Esp into the Mudjimba Surf Club carpark on June 15 when she collided with a cyclist riding in the opposite direction. Brenda Strong

Teen fined over crash which left cyclist injured

A TEENAGE driver has been fined $900 over an accident which left a cyclist with a broken back.

Keats Taylor Hore, 17, was turning right from Mudjimba Esp into the Mudjimba Surf Club carpark on June 15 when she collided with a cyclist riding in the opposite direction.

The Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard the cyclist hit the vehicle and rolled on to the windscreen before landing on the road on the opposite side of the vehicle, fracturing two vertebrae.

The victim had been off work until this month and required ongoing medical treatment, the court heard.

Duty lawyer Michael Robinson said Miss Hore had stopped to give way to two vehicles and simply had not seen the cyclist behind them.

Miss Hore had been upset and had expressed remorse, Mr Robinson said.

The Year 12 student pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.

Magistrate Annette Hennessy, in issuing a fine, noted Miss Hore's otherwise clean traffic history and did not record a conviction.


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