Terry Hammond, 43, of Boscawen Gardens, Braintree was riding his black Yamaha motorbike in Church Road, Witham, on February 20 when he was overtaken by a white van. The van cut in sharply in front of the motorbike causing Hammond to brake to avoid a crash.
Hammond caught up to the van and rode on the other side of the road on a blind bend to talk to the van driver through the window.
A white Mercedes van was travelling in the other direction and collided with Hammond head on.
Hammond was filming the footage on his GoPro camera at the time so the whole incident was recorded. He was flown to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge by air ambulance and suffered life-changing injuries.All entirely due to his own stupidity...
Hammond originally pleaded not guilty at Colchester Magistrates’ Court and was given a date of Wednesday, July 5 to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court where he changed his plea to guilty.Probably because his lawyer pointed out he'd filmed the entire thing!
He was given a three month community order with a residence condition for three months, disqualified from driving for 12 months with an extended retest to be taken and ordered to pay costs of £50.Is that all? Did the courts just decide that sooner or later, he'll be writing his own death sentence?