THE wife of a former governor of the Bank of Scotland was ordered to pay a £200 fine and had six penalty points put on her licence yesterday for driving carelessly and colliding with a cyclist.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that Lady Suzanne Risk, 90, who is married to Sir Thomas Risk, had waited until she thought it safe to pull out at a junction.
Ewan Easton, defending, said a number of cars had passed and it was possible cyclist Robert Benn was concealed behind them. As a result of the accident, he developed complications, including internal bleeding.
Since the accident, Lady Risk had had her eyes checked and her driving tested, which revealed she had a high degree of competence.
Lady Risk, of Inverleith Place, Edinburgh, admitted careless driving and colliding with Mr Benn last October in Queensferry Road, Edinburgh.