Car accident injuries news
02/09/2010

Suspended sentence for dangerous driving

A 31-year-old man from Preston has been handed a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to causing car accident injury by dangerous driving.

A court in the town heard how the computer programmer crossed double white lines while overtaking a quarry vehicle, crashing his Peugeot head-on with another vehicle.

It is reported that the driver of the other vehicle suffered car accident injuries and sustained extensive bruising to his neck and chest, while his girlfriend and passenger suffered three broken ribs and a serious hand injury, which needed an operation.

It was claimed by the defendant's solicitor that he had been driving dangerously as he felt under pressure to make it to work on time. However, the judge hearing the case commented, "It was grossly reckless of you, truly dangerous to cross over onto the opposite carriageway, contrary to continuous double white lines on a road with bends."

And, of the defendant's desire to avoid being late for work, the judge said, "I can understand that fear, but it doesn't justify driving the way you did. I accept you are truly remorseful for what has happened."

It is thought that the injured couple will now make a no win, no fee compensation claim for their car accident injuries.

 

 

 
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