A LORRY driver almost crashed in to another lorry whilst unsafely overtaking a cyclist.

Hedd Morgan, 25, of Eglwyswrw, was driving on the A489 between Newtown and Caersws, in Powys, on September 12.

Llanelli Magistrates’ Court heard that Morgan approached a cyclist travelling in the same direction near Caersws.

The lorry driver was caught on the cyclist’s GoPro cameras conducting an overtake at an unsafe distance away from the cyclist.

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The pass was made while approaching a left-hand bend on the A489, and the court heard that a second lorry appeared round the bend in the opposite direction whilst Morgan was overtaking.

The GoPro footage showed the cyclist swerve towards the outer white line to avoid a crash.

It was alleged that Morgan’s driving “fell well below that of a reasonable and competent driver” and that he was driving without due care and attention.

Morgan admitted a charge of careless driving at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on February 28.

He was fined £266, and was ordered to pay £110 in costs and a £106 surcharge. He also received five points on his licence.