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Hit biker could lose leg

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Michael Inman

A motorcyclist could lose his leg after he was hit by a car in Gungahlin on Wednesday.

Soo Hong Kim, 24, pleaded guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court to charges of not giving way at an intersection and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The statement of facts said Kim hit a man riding a Harley Davidson when he failed to give way at the intersection of Majura Road and the Federal Highway about 11am.

The rider's right leg was crushed in the collision, causing multiple fractures to his foot and leg and artery damage.

He underwent surgery at The Canberra Hospital and was in a stable condition on Thursday.

The injuries were so severe the leg could require amputation.

Kim, of Gungahlin, is in Australia on a temporary work visa and is employed as a cleaner.

The court heard the Korean national wanted to return to his homeland to visit his ill mother.

The prosecution did not oppose an application for bail.

Magistrate Bernadette Boss released Kim on a $1000 surety and on the condition he surrender his passport to the court.

He is due to reappear in court next week.

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