A motorcyclist whose bike burst into flames as a result of his dangerous riding has been told he will need to reapply for his licence. Stavius Gordon, 31, collided with an Audi as he rode along Ditton Lane in Cambridge, just before 6pm on September 9, 2022.
Gordon, who is in Peterborough Prison for offences in 2021, flipped off his bike as it burst into flames, causing damage to a nearby ambulance and the Audi, which had been travelling in the opposite direction into Dunsmere Close. Gordon also lost a toe as a result of the crash.
Gordon initially denied riding the motorcycle but, thanks to dashcam footage and statements from witnesses, he was charged with driving without due care and attention. At Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (September 21), he pleaded guilty to driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, driving without due care and attention and driving without insurance.
He was fined £120 and gained nine points on his provisional licence. Drivers who gain more than six points on their provisional licence automatically have it revoked.
PC Sarah Pride, who investigated, said: “I would like to thank witnesses who came forward and described Gordon’s manner of driving in the moments leading up to the crash. Gordon lost a toe as a result of the collision but it was thanks to his helmet that it wasn’t anything more serious. He had a provisional licence and will need to reapply.”