Trucker in collision on busy road

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A trucker reversed out on to a main road in Knott End and collided with a car driven by a woman.

Richard Capper, 25, of Ashton Avenue, Knott End, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.

The defendant admitted to the police he had not looked properly when reversing out

He was fined £50 with £85 costs, ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge and had three motoring penalty points put on his licence by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the incident happened on November 14, at 2.10pm.

Capper reversed his Toyota vehicle from a shop forecourt on to Lancaster Road and collided with a Clio driven by a woman.

The woman was taken to hospital suffering from soreness in her stomach area, the court heard.

The prosecutor said: “The defendant admitted to the police he had not looked properly when reversing out.”

Capper told magistrates he was driving a 16-foot long truck and there was no other way of getting it off the shop car park other than 
reversing it.

He added: “I thought I had space and time to reverse out. She said sorry she did not see me. It was both our faults.”