Motorist panicked after knocking down pedestrian

Essex County Standard: Motorist panicked after knocking down pedestrian Motorist panicked after knocking down pedestrian

A BEAUTICIAN panicked after hitting a man with her car and driving off, leaving him with a fractured skull.

Ashleigh Sloan, 27, was driving in Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, when Alan Taylor-Reid stepped out in front of her.

She hit him with the wing mirror of her Peugeot 206, causing it to snap off.

Colchester Magistrates’ Court heard she did not stop or report the incident, on December 8, at 10.20pm.

Police searched the area and found the car with damage consistent with Mr Taylor-Reid’s injuries.

Sloan, of Fowler Road, Colchester, initially denied knowing anything about the incident. However, two days later, she gave police a full interview.

She said she was driving and saw a group of men on the pavement.

A man stepped into the road and she was unable to swerve because a car was coming in the opposite direction. She said she panicked and drove home.

She admitted failing to stop at the scene and failing to report an accident when she appeared at court yesterday.

Matthew Swash, mitigating, said: “She’ll have to live with herself that she didn’t report this.”

Nicholas Chilvers, chairman of the bench, told Sloan she had given police the runaround.

She was fined £350 and ordered to pay £120 costs, and her driving licence was endorsed with nine points.

Philip Pearson, prosecuting, said: “It would seem the gentleman had been drinking at the pub with some friends.

“The group were walking along the pavement and crossed at the pedestrian crossing. The victim, without looking, appears to have stepped out in the road.

“He suffered a significant injury. The police information is he was taken to hospital and had a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain.”

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9:26am Wed 1 Jan 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

£350 fine and nine points....absolute disgrace. She should have been banned, not for the initial incident, which may not have been her fault but for driving off and leaving someone seriously injured. Who knows she could have been over the drink drive limit and drove off in an attempt (which was successful) to get away with drunk driving!
£350 fine and nine points....absolute disgrace. She should have been banned, not for the initial incident, which may not have been her fault but for driving off and leaving someone seriously injured. Who knows she could have been over the drink drive limit and drove off in an attempt (which was successful) to get away with drunk driving! Say It As It Is OK?

11:18am Wed 1 Jan 14

Citizen 139 says...

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lol https://www.facebook .com/princess.ashlei gh.52 Citizen 139

11:36am Wed 1 Jan 14

crazy comments says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
£350 fine and nine points....absolute disgrace. She should have been banned, not for the initial incident, which may not have been her fault but for driving off and leaving someone seriously injured. Who knows she could have been over the drink drive limit and drove off in an attempt (which was successful) to get away with drunk driving!
That sounds just about right.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: £350 fine and nine points....absolute disgrace. She should have been banned, not for the initial incident, which may not have been her fault but for driving off and leaving someone seriously injured. Who knows she could have been over the drink drive limit and drove off in an attempt (which was successful) to get away with drunk driving![/p][/quote]That sounds just about right. crazy comments

7:10pm Wed 1 Jan 14

mirokou says...

Change the law .If someone fails to stop then treat it as drink driving..Unless absolute mitigating circumstances prevail…….
Change the law .If someone fails to stop then treat it as drink driving..Unless absolute mitigating circumstances prevail……. mirokou

7:24pm Wed 1 Jan 14

mirokou says...

Dear Ashleigh i expect 3 points in 3 years is achievable for our local constabulary to place upon your licence and see an appropriate ban. Drive carefully
Dear Ashleigh i expect 3 points in 3 years is achievable for our local constabulary to place upon your licence and see an appropriate ban. Drive carefully mirokou

3:00am Thu 2 Jan 14

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
£350 fine and nine points....absolute disgrace. She should have been banned, not for the initial incident, which may not have been her fault but for driving off and leaving someone seriously injured. Who knows she could have been over the drink drive limit and drove off in an attempt (which was successful) to get away with drunk driving!
That sounds just about right.
I agree with you both. People aged 27 are not supposed to "panic". She should have been banned from driving till she was about 35, in the hope that by then she would be mature enough to know how to behave on the road.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: £350 fine and nine points....absolute disgrace. She should have been banned, not for the initial incident, which may not have been her fault but for driving off and leaving someone seriously injured. Who knows she could have been over the drink drive limit and drove off in an attempt (which was successful) to get away with drunk driving![/p][/quote]That sounds just about right.[/p][/quote]I agree with you both. People aged 27 are not supposed to "panic". She should have been banned from driving till she was about 35, in the hope that by then she would be mature enough to know how to behave on the road. Boris

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