A HALL GREEN biker who jumped a red light and crashed into a people carrier at a Birmingham junction has been handed a suspended sentence.
Noshad Khan was riding his electric bike without a helmet and with defective brakes when he collided with a Ford Galaxy at the junction of Wake Green Road and Yardley Wood Road last September.
Khan was treated in hospital for serious head injuries, while a passenger in the Galaxy suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the Galaxy remained at the scene and assisted with our enquiries during which a number of witnesses told West Midlands Police how they saw Khan go through the red light at the junction.
Officers also retrieved dashcam footage which showed Khan had earlier been weaving in and out of traffic.
Khan, of Solihull Lane, Hall Green, admitted dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and without insurance at Birmingham Magistrates Court in May.
On July 6 he was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months.
The 30-year-old was also banned from driving for three years and must then complete an extended test before taking to the road again.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This case shows how important it is to stick to the rules and regulations.
“As an electric motorbike, this vehicle still needed to be insured, driven in a manner that did not put others in danger and, as with all motorbikes and mopeds, the rider must be wearing a helmet for their own safety and protection.”