Bangor: biker jailed for high-speed crash

A biker seriously injured in a high-speed crash in Bangor has been jailed for eighteen months.

Lloyd Watson Lloyd from Maesgeirchen was riding a trails-type motorcycle when it collided with a Suzuki at a mini roundabout near the Union Inn pub last July.

The 25 year-old was under the influence of drugs when the crash happened on Caernarfon Road. He was airlifted to a specialist trauma unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

North Wales Police said Lloyd was later charged with dangerous driving while disqualified and under the influence of drugs.

At Mold Crown Court on Tuesday (9th June), he was banned from driving for three years and nine months.

After sentencing, Sergeant Meurig Jones said it was only sheer luck that nobody was killed in the crash.

He added: ”This was an incident which could have been avoided if Lloyd had complied with his driving disqualification and not ridden his motorcycle that afternoon.”

“His irresponsible actions resulted in himself sustaining serious injuries…anybody who decides to ride or drive whilst under the influence of drugs pose a significant danger to other road users.”

”Throw a non-licence holder and an uninsured motorist into the mix and the consequences are huge. I hope his sentence serves as a reminder to others that the law is there for a reason and should be abided by.”

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