A PENSIONER who injured a motorcyclist in a crash has been sentenced by a court.

The Star reported that a motorcyclist had been taken to hospital after a collision with a car on Prescot Road, on September 11, last year, near to West Park Road.

Police confirmed the rider, a man in his 20s, had suffered a leg injury as a result of the crash, which involved a Nissan Juke car.

Eric Roberts, of Edgeworth Street, Sutton, was later charged with causing serious injury by careless driving in connection with the collision.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman confirmed the charge related to a "serious injury RTC (road traffic collision) on Prescot Road/West Park Road involving a Nisan Juke and a motorbike".

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Roberts, 79, had previously appeared before the magistrates' court on Thursday, April 25 when he indicated a guilty plea to the charge. 

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and Roberts appeared back before magistrates on Wednesday, May 22. 

St Helens Star: Police cars at the scene after the crashPolice cars at the scene after the crash (Image: St Helens Star)

Roberts was sentenced to a community order at the hearing.

He was given an electronic curfew for 12 weeks and disqualified from driving for 18 months.

Roberts must also pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85, and a surcharge of £114.