Grantham court: Motorist fined after road crash

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A driver who failed to appear at court was fined £400 for causing an accident in Harrowby Lane.

Andrew Whalley, of Dale Road in Grantham, was found guilty in absence of driving without due care and attention following an accident in November of last year.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, told the court Whalley drove into the back of a car waiting for pedestrians to cross the road at a zebra crossing in Harrowby Lane.

Miss Stace read a statement from the driver of the other vehicle who said she was left “dazed and shocked” following the crash, saying Whalley’s car “came from nowhere”.

The woman said Whalley admitted to her the accident was his fault as he “had not been paying attention”.

Magistrates found the allegation proved in absence.

Whalley was fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £85. He must also pay a £40 surcharge and will be given six penalty points.