Careless driver receives points after pedestrian hit

A motorist who lost control of his vehicle on the ring road hitting a pedestrian has had seven points added to his licence.

Mohammed Taj, 21, was going too fast in his sister’s Audi when he collided with a barrier and struck a pedestrian before coming to rest after hitting a wall near Exchange Road.

Unemployed Taj, of Trinity Hall Close, Watford, pleaded guilty to careless driving at St Albans Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Prosecuting Mark Fleckney, said the accident took place at 8.10pm on November 2, 2008, when Taj drove the car too fast near the flyover, causing injury to the pedestrian.

However, when asked by the magistrates the extent of the injuries, the prosecution had no details and did not reveal the name of the victim in open court.

Taj had a full clean licence and represented himself in court.

He said: “I was driving too fast and having got to the bend I thought a car was coming from the slip road. I touched the brake and they locked up.

“I am really sorry for the damage and the injury to the pedestrian.”

The former head cashier had seven points put on his licence and was ordered to pay £150 in fines and costs.

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8:16am Thu 9 Apr 09

Babsie says...

Well, i hope the pedestrian was okay.

Bloody kids, showing off when they don't have the experience.
Well, i hope the pedestrian was okay. Bloody kids, showing off when they don't have the experience. Babsie

2:15pm Fri 10 Apr 09

Lol_91 says...

I also hope the pedestrian is ok but the driver is a moron...

"Yo bruv, I drive an Audi init blad"

He is also unemployed...hmmm. Well at least he apologised
I also hope the pedestrian is ok but the driver is a moron... "Yo bruv, I drive an Audi init blad" He is also unemployed...hmmm. Well at least he apologised Lol_91

7:36pm Fri 10 Apr 09

Babsie says...

Yeah, i wonder if he's one of the drug dealers' that live in that road? You got me thinking about the Audi???

I found out about an hour ago that a friend of one of my sons' got killed last night by a drunk driver, he was only 21/22 years' old.

Absolutely terrible.

Cars and fools don't mix...
Yeah, i wonder if he's one of the drug dealers' that live in that road? You got me thinking about the Audi??? I found out about an hour ago that a friend of one of my sons' got killed last night by a drunk driver, he was only 21/22 years' old. Absolutely terrible. Cars and fools don't mix... Babsie

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