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Driver smashed into lamppost after losing control of car

A SHELDON driver who lost control of his car, smashing into lamppost, has admitted driving without due care and attention.

A SHELDON driver who lost control of his car, smashing into lamppost, has admitted driving without due care and attention.

Liam Hunt, of Parkdale Road, had been driving his black Honda Civic along Creynolds Lane, in Shirley, on October 6 when he suddenly noticed a stationary car in the road.

In an attempt to avoid the vehicle, the 28-year-old slammed on his brakes and careered into the opposite lane, only coming to a stop when he ploughed into the street light, Solihull Magistrates heard.

Hunt, who was representing himself, apologised for the incident.

“I came round the corner and tried to brake when I saw the car,” he said.

“My brakes locked fully, had no control. I tried to steer, I slammed on the handbrake, I tried to do everything I could.

“I’m glad I didn’t hit anyone, I’m glad I didn’t cause anyone else any damage.

“I’m sorry for the inconvenience I’ve caused.”

The court heard that his car had been badly damaged in the smash.

Baldev Atwal, prosecuting, added: “Police attended the crash in the evening.

“The other driver had been reversing his Vauxhall out of his drive into Creynolds Lane and was stationary on the road.

“He saw a Honda Civic driving towards him at some speed.

“In an attempt to avoid a collision, the defendant lost control of the car and drove across the central reservation, colliding with a lamppost and demolishing the streetlight.” Hunt was handed six penalty points and ordered to pay a fine and court costs of £265.

 

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