A student who broke a retired nurse's arm in a car crash has been ordered to pay her £250 compensation.

Morven Binnie, 20, collided with Natalie Bell, 48, in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, on October 22 2022.

The university dental student pulled out from a junction in front of Mrs Bell's vehicle which then hit her car.

Airbags deployed which caused Mrs Bell a number of injuries to her arm, wrist and fingers.

Binnie - who escaped with minor bruising - told a court she could not see Mrs Bell's car due to roadworks and barriers.

Shop worker Binnie was found guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court of causing serious injury by careless driving.

The court heard Mrs Bell was in her car with her husband and dog heading to a post office.

Mrs Bell told the court that she was driving towards a junction where university dental student Binnie’s car was.

She said: “I carried on driving and the closer I got to the junction the other car went out at speed.

“I tried to go left to avoid the car but I went into the car door.”

Prosecutor Danielle McGuinness asked the witness how close she was to the junction when the car pulled out.

Mrs Bell replied: “About 10 metres”

She added that the car came out of the junction at “about 10 miles per hour”

Mrs Bell stated that the airbags in her car deployed and she got out of the vehicle.

She said: “I could feel that my bones were bent and I held my arm.”

Mrs Bell claimed that Binnie contacted an ambulance and police at the scene.

She stated that a police officer later took her to hospital.

Mrs Bell said: “I had airbag burns to my thumb and whiplash to my neck and back.

“I broke my right arm which needed pins and a plate.

“I dislocated and broke my right wrist.

“I broke my right ring finger and right pinky.”

Mrs Bell added that she had 11 months of physiotherapy.

Dominic Sellar, defending, put it to Mrs Bell that his client moved out the junction slowly.

She replied: “I disagree with that.”

Binnie told the court in her evidence that her vision of the road was blocked by roadworks and barriers.

Mr Sellar asked her how far she travelled on the road before something happened.

Binnie replied: "Not far at all - it happened quite quickly - maybe one or two metres maybe just over half way between the give way and middle lane.

"It happened so quickly, I don't think I could have done anything, there was nothing I could do."

Mr Sellar asked: "Could Mrs Bell have done anything?"

Binnie said: "Nothing to avoid a collision."

Binnie claimed that she suffered bruising as a result of the crash and was sick at the scene.

Sheriff Stuart Reid stated that Mrs Bell and her husband who also gave evidence were "impressive" and "did not attempt to exaggerate."

The sheriff added: "I found the account of Miss Binnie less convincing."

It was revealed that Binnie was a first offender with a clean driving licence.

Mr Sellar also stated: "This is an isolated incident and out of character - she has nothing else outstanding."

Binnie, of Bishopbriggs, was disqualified from driving for 12 months.