Motorcyclist convicted by own camera footage

Biker near miss
YouTube/Jack Sanderson

A motorcyclist who uploaded helmet-cam footage of himself having a high-speed crash has been convicted of dangerous driving.

Jack Sanderson was recording his joyride along the Cat and Fiddle pass – a road infamous for being one of Britain's most dangerous – when he took a corner too quickly and veered into the path of an oncoming car.

In an attempt to avoid a head-on collision, Sanderson swerved and drove over an embankment, after which he was sent tumbling down the steep hill.

The incident came to light after the footage became an internet sensation, racking up more than one million views on YouTube.

At his hearing at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court, Sanderson said: "I was in full control until I hit the fence. I drove into the fence to avoid a collision."

However, Magistrates disagreed and found him guilty of dangerous driving. The 22-year-old, from Mobberley in Cheshire, will be sentenced next week.

The BBC reports that the owner of the fence is seeking £1,000 in compensation from the young biker for damage incurred.

Click play below to watch the footage of the crash, captured on Sanderson's helmet-mounted camera.