A SPORTS car overturned and landed on its roof after the driver misjudged a roundabout in Dunfermline.

The Mazda MX-5 convertible ended up upside down on the opposite carriageway.

The driver Michael Angell, 20, of Mylneburn Gardens, Limekilns, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on June 4 last year on Bothwell Street, Dunfermline, he drove a car carelessly, failed to keep it under control, caused it to strike the central reservation and to leave the carriageway whereby it overturned on the opposing carriageway.

Defence solicitor Chris Sneddon said his client, as a new driver, would have to re-sit his test as a result of having penalty points put on his licence.

He already had three points ahead of this sentence.

“He works at Kwik Fit. This incident was a lapse in concentration and he’s clipped the roundabout,” added Mr Sneddon.

“I’ve spoken to his mother and she was upset because this crash could have had very serious consequences and he could have been badly injured.”

Sheriff James Macdonald observed that it was a convertible car and Angell had been “very fortunate” to walk away from the crash.

He added: “There are some cars which should not be in the hands of an inexperienced driver.”

He imposed a fine of £420 and endorsed Angell’s licence with eight penalty points.