A BUS driver who hit a nine-year-old girl's bike as she waited at traffic lights with her dad was found guilty of careless driving and fined £300.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard the girl's dad feared his daughter was going to be dragged under the bus if he had not pulled her away.

Martin Dennett, 28, from Johnstone, a McGill's driver was convicted today of careless driving on Renfield Street last August.

The girl was waiting to cross at traffic lights on her bike with her dad and seven-year-old brother.

The child’s father told Glasgow Sheriff Court the bus went on to the kerb as it rounded the corner and hit her bike.

He said: “I turned round and the bus was touching the bike and it was trailing it on the kerb for a metre.

“I banged and shouted on the driver and grabbed my daughter, but the driver continued.

“She could have been under the bus and he could have crushed her.”

The bus stopped at a nearby depot where the youngster’s father confronted Dennett.

Her father said: “He told me that I shouldn’t be on the f*****g pavement anyway and he wouldn’t give me his name so I took his enrolment number.”

He contacted the police who took a statement from he and his two children.

Defence lawyer Philip Cohen said that Dennett believed the girl's bike wheels were on the road before the collision and he denied careless driving.

Her dad said: "Absolutely not, that's not true.”

The girl said: “I was looking around, the bus came round the corner and went on the pavement and my front wheel turned round.”

Sheriff Allan Findlay fined Dennett and imposed six penalty points on his licence.