A COACH driver has been slapped with a fine and three points on his licence after failing to realise he had hit another vehicle.
Kashama Makuta, a National Express driver, was arrested for driving without due care and attention after he bumped into another car on the A45 in Meriden on June 14.
Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday that the 36-year-old had ‘minor contact’ with another car when he entered into the right hand lane of the road.
The police were called after the defendant failed to stop at the scene.
Makuta, who was not represented in court, told magistrates he had not realised he had collided with the car but reported the incident as soon as he was alerted to what had happened.
The defendant told magistrates he checked his mirrors before he moved into the other lane and did not see the car.
Makuta, of Chatham Road, Northfield, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and was fined £50 and told to pay £80 costs and £15 victim surcharge.