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Motorbike rider, 31, fined over fireball crash caught on dashcam

Dashcam footage shows Stavius Gordon flipping through the air in the crash last September.

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A motorbike rider has been sentenced over a crash which caused a large fireball as his vehicle erupted into flames.

Dashcam footage shows Stavius Gordon flipping through the air after his KTM motorcycle smashed into a silver Audi car as it turned off Ditton Lane in Cambridge.

The 31-year-old, of HMP Peterborough, lost a toe in the collision which happened just before 6pm on September 9 2022.

The Audi car and a nearby private ambulance were damaged, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Gordon admitted at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court to driving without due care and attention and was fined £120 and given nine points on his licence, the force said.

He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, police said.

Gordon initially denied riding the motorbike but he was charged after police secured dashcam footage and statements from witnesses about his driving in the lead-up to the crash.

Pc Sarah Pride, who investigated, said: “I would like to thank witnesses who came forward and described Gordon’s manner of driving in the moments leading up to the crash.

“Gordon lost a toe as a result of the collision but it was thanks to his helmet that it wasn’t anything more serious.

“He had a provisional licence and will need to reapply.”

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