A parking warden was hurt in a horror smash after a motorist ploughed into his moped in Edinburgh.

David Bone was behind the wheel of his Volkswagen Up when he careered into the back of the parking attendant at traffic lights.

Warden Ross Ballantine had his foot trapped when the moped “folded” between the Up and a Mitsubishi Shogun in front.

In CCTV footage from a petrol station, Ross could be seen being squashed between the two vehicles.

Hotel waiter Bone, 23, appeared at the city’s sheriff court on Friday where he was banned from driving for eight months.

Fiscal depute Eilidh Yates said the Shogun had pulled up at a queue of vehicles waiting at temporary traffic lights on the A70 Lanark Road West.

Bone admitted crashing into the moped.
Bone admitted crashing into the moped.

The court heard Ross was riding a Honda Vision moped and wearing a high-visibility vest when he stopped directly behind the Shogun.

Ms Yates said: “For reasons unknown, the accused failed to observe the queuing traffic and maintained his speed.”

She said the Up collided with the back of the moped which in turn struck the Shogun on the 30mph limit road.

Ms Yates said the moped was “effectively folded up”, causing Ross’ right foot to be trapped temporarily.

Ross suffered a fractured shoulder socket in the accident.

Defence agent Alistair Murphy said his client had no previous convictions or points on his driving licence.

A Honda Vision moped.
A Honda Vision moped.

Mr Murphy said it was a “case of inattention” where Bone “failed to see the moped”.

The solicitor said Bone, of the city’s Leith area, felt “significant remorse over the injury that he caused to the man on the moped”.

Bone pled guilty to driving without due care and attention on July 25 2019 by failing to slow down at the temporary lights and colliding with Ross.

Sheriff Peter McCormack disqualified Bone from driving for eight months and fined him £420.