Care­less mo­torist ‘caused ac­ci­dent’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports - BY ALAN WIL­SON

Mal­iha Ramzan, 21, of Ar­broath Road, ad­mit­ted caus­ing an ac­ci­dent with a van, whose driver tried to take eva­sive ac­tion but was di­verted on to a pave­ment, strik­ing the girl.

The girl was bruised and sore, Dundee Sher­iff Court was told, how­ever she did not suf­fer any ma­jor in­juries.

Fis­cal de­pute Laura Bruce told the court Ramzan had been trav­el­ling north­wards on North Ersk­ine Street to­wards its junc­tion with Dura Street.

She said she was at­tempt­ing to turn right into Dura Street but failed to give way at the junc­tion and col­lided with the van.

Mrs Bruce said the in­ci­dent was cap­tured on an­other ve­hi­cle’s CCTV equip­ment on Dura Street.

She said: “The ve­hi­cle she struck mounted the pave­ment and struck the 14-year-old girl, who was knocked to the ground.” She said the girl had a sore foot and bruis­ing and sore­ness to other parts of her body, but no se­vere in­juries.

So­lic­i­tor Ian Hous­ton said Ramzan be­lieved she was pay­ing at­ten­tion but sim­ply didn’t see the van.

“The van driver said he tried to take eva­sive ac­tion but ended up mount­ing the pave­ment and strik­ing the girl,” he said.

“The dif­fi­culty she faces is that she has held a li­cence for less than two years prior to this ac­ci­dent and if she is given six points or more she will au­to­mat­i­cally be dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing.”

He said Ramzan is a stu­dent study­ing HND ap­plied bi­o­log­i­cal sciences at Kingsway Col­lege and is liv­ing with her par­ents.

He added: “Due to com­mit­ments she has she doesn’t feel she can do un­paid work.”

Ramzan ad­mit­ted driv­ing care­lessly on Septem­ber 7, 2017, on Dura Street at the junc­tion with North Ersk­ine Street, fail­ing to give way at the junc­tion, en­ter­ing the road­way when it was un­safe to do so, col­lid­ing with an­other ve­hi­cle and caus­ing it to mount the pave­ment, strik­ing the 14-year-old girl, caus­ing her to fall to the ground to her in­jury and caus­ing dam­age to both ve­hi­cles.

Sher­iff John Raf­ferty or­dered Ramzan to com­plete 80 hours of un­paid work. He im­posed five penalty points and told her she could con­sider her­self “very lucky” not to lose her li­cence.

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