Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Like Father, Like Son...

'The driver was travelling with frost on his windscreen that had not been adequately cleared; he did not notice Jasjot on a zebra crossing and carried on, colliding with her and causing her fatal injuries. The collision was entirely avoidable if only some time had been taken to prepare the car for the trip ahead.'
Fitzgerald, who stopped at the scene, was handed a ten-month prison sentence and a 23-month driving ban at Kingston Crown Court in January 2019.
So, a foreseeable accident? Could have happened to anyo...

Wait.
University student Fitzgerald, of Brentwood, Essex, had previously pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and causing death by driving uninsured.
Hmmm....
Fitzgerald's father, Gary, 54, pleaded guilty to permitting the use of a motor vehicle with no insurance at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court in May 2018.
He was given eight penalty points on his licence, issued with a £250 fine and ordered to pay a victim surcharge and costs.
What a lovely family. We'd all be safer if the driving ban was for life.

2 comments:

L fairfax said...

Only if the ban is enforced - which might not happen

Anonymous said...

Rather different treatment to the copper in your next article, though.