A DUNFERMLINE biker sustained “life-changing” injuries in a collision he caused by speeding.

An air ambulance was called to the scene in Kelty after Robert Anderson crashed into a car.

The Dunfermline man suffered multiple fractures and it was feared at one point he may have to have a leg amputated.

Accident investigators estimated Anderson was travelling at 68mph in a 30mph limit at the time of the collision.

Anderson, 47, of Bruce Gardens, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted dangerous driving.

He admitted a charge that on April 6 last year, in Main Street, Kelty, he drove a motor cycle dangerously and at speeds grossly excessive for the conditions, caused a collision with a car, damaging the motorbike, the car and causing injury to himself.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the collision between Anderson’s Yamaha R1 and a Vauxhall Corsa took place at 12.50pm. The Corsa was turning right when the motorbike ploughed into it.

“A number of pedestrians had seen the motor cycle accelerating past them and they believed it was travelling at excessive speed,” said the depute.

An air ambulance was called to the scene but it was decided to take the injured man to Ninewells Hospital by road.

The accused sustained “life-changing injuries” added the depute. These included fractures to his ribs, right hand, knee, pelvis, and a significant injury to his right leg, which it was feared initially may require amputation but this did not happen.

He also sustained injuries to his brain and spine, with numerous operations required following the accident.

Anderson later told police he had no recollection of the collision.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and imposed an interim driving ban. Sentencing will take place on September 16.