A North-east man has been handed points and a fine over a road crash which left him injured.
Philip Perkins, 62, had to be flown to ARI by air ambulance after crashing into another vehicle on March 26.
He appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted driving his motorbike carelessly on the B9170 at Methlick.
Perkins failed to observe preceding traffic slowing down at a T-junction and crashed into a vehicle towing a horsebox while he was overtaking.
The court heard the driver of the vehicle towing the horse box was indicating to turn right, at this point.
The driver of another vehicle noticed she was being overtaken by Perkins.
Fiscal Depute Karen Dow said the driver towing the horsebox heard a “loud bang, followed by the vehicle lunging forward.”
On getting out to look, he saw Perkins lying on the road.
Perkins, of Maud, Peterhead, represented himself and told Sheriff Malcolm Garden: “I can only put it down to an error of judgement.”
He was fined £240 and handed six points on his licence.