A 76-year-old motorist has been fined £100 for not stopping at a 'Give Way' sign at a railway bridge and hitting another car.

Michael Spencer Midgley, of Thurnscoe, told Barnsley Magistrates' Court he had driven under the bridge at other times but never in the direction he was travelling on the day of the accident.

Midgley, who was not represented by a solicitor, said: "It was the end of a long, hard day. I should have been extra careful but I was not."

Julie Grant, prosecuting, said the road under the bridge was only wide enough for one car.

She said: "Mr Midgley failed to stop at a 'Give Way' sign and there was a collision with a car coming in the opposite direction."

The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries and was prescribed painkillers.

Midgley admitted driving without due care and attention. He was ordered to pay £35 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.