A biker who left a holidaymaker disabled in a head-on motorbike smash has been spared jail.. Usman Rashid smashed into Hubert Hardie by speeding round a blind bend near Loch Lomond.
The "life-changing" collision occurred as the pair rode near the village of Tarbet, Argyll and Bute. The French tourist had to have emergency surgery to save his right leg, suffered a broken spine, and spent more than a month in hospital in Scotland.
It took him so long to recover from his injuries that he had to be discharged to another hospital in his homeland. He is now unable to work as he has to walk with the aid of crutches and has has to get friends and family to help him around the house.
Rashid, 32, previously admitted a charge of culpable and reckless driving over the August 5, 2018 smash, and returned to the dock at Dumbarton Sheriff Court this week to be sentenced.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk