Friday 24 November 2017

Former Manchester United player faces sentencing after pleading guilty to reckless driving

Mark Bosnich spent time at Manchester United
Mark Bosnich spent time at Manchester United

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has pleaded guilty in a Sydney court to a charge of reckless driving relating to an incident last year in which a cyclist was injured.

The 43-year-old Bosnich faced charges in the Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday that the vehicle he was driving struck the cyclist in downtown Sydney on May 21. The cyclist was treated in a hospital for minor rib and arm injuries.

Bosnich will be sentenced on June 9.

The court heard Bosnich and the 38-year-old cyclist had a verbal dispute over lane positioning before the cyclist threw an item that struck Bosnich's vehicle. Bosnich turned the vehicle towards the cyclist, striking his rear wheel and causing him to fall.

Police tendered to Sydney's Downing Centre court that the 43-year-old "turned his steering wheel into the direction of the victim" after the two had a dispute about lane-changing.

"The collision caused the victim to fall from his bicycle onto the ground," police said.

The victim was taken to hospital and found to have sustained injuries to his ribs and left elbow.

The case returns to court in June. 

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