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Danielle Atterton (pictured), of Barn Close, Bullbrook, admitted one count of causing death by careless driving and was banned from driving for 12 months and given a 12-month community service order when she appeared at Reading Crown Court on Monday, December 4.
The court heard she had been approaching a large sweeping t-junction and claimed she looked left and right three times before making the turn – and ploughing into the side of 22-year-old motorcyclist Kane.
When passers-by rushed to the scene moments after the crash, Atterton was heard saying on her mobile phone “I’ve crashed into him” as the damaged bike and its rider lay in the middle of the road.
The motorcycle’s engine was still running and the front wheel was still turning as a local woman named in court as Mrs Robinson took Atterton’s phone from her shaking hands and dialled 999.
The mother of two children looked down as she sat in the dock and awaited her sentencing.