A MOTORIST drove off without exchanging details after knocking a cyclist off his bike.

Blackburn magistrates heard Mohammed Saleem stopped and shouted at the 15-year-old cyclist before leaving the scene.

The court was told the boy had suffered a displaced fracture of his left elbow which required surgery.

Mohammed Saleem, 57, of Fountain Street, Nelson, pleaded guilty to failing to stop and failing to report an accident.

He was made subject to a curfew between 9pm and 7am for seven weeks and ordered to pay £500 compensation to the boy, £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said the boy was riding his pushbike at about 4pm when there was a collision at the junction of Clayton Street and Scotland Road.

He ran into the passenger side of a car and went over the bonnet before landing on the floor. His bike went under the front wheels of the car.

"The boy felt dizzy and sat on the floor," said Miss Allan. "His pants and shirt were ripped, his leg was grazed and his elbow was very painful.

"The defendant got out of his car and told the boy to be more careful next time.

"His tone of voice was aggressive and he was waving his arms."

She said another man told the defendant to leave the boy alone and he drove off. The police used CCTV footage to trace his car and arrested him the next day.

Vaqas Latif, defending, said there was no suggestion his client was responsible for the accident.

"The fact he wasn't at fault for the collision is relevant because his driving cannot be said to be an aggravating factor," said Mr Latif. "He did stop and got out of his car to check on the boy but he denies being aggressive. Someone told him everything was alright and it was OK for him to leave."

Mr Latif said his client did not use drugs or alcohol and they had no relevance to him leaving the scene.