Crash man tried to avoid hitting fox

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An animal lover crashed his car when he swerved to avoid a fox, a judge was told.

Stephen Hill, 52, of Cromer Road, Bispham, was not present at court, but pleaded guilty by letter to failing to report an accident.

Hill’s case was adjourned to March 25 by District Judge Jim Clarke, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said Hill was driving a Renault Megane on Kincraig Road, 
Bispham, when he collided with a 20mph road sign and some railings before leaving the accident scene.

The incident happened on New Year’s Day.

In a letter to the court, Hill stated that the accident happened close by Kincraig Nature Reserve.

He said: “Being an 
animal lover I swerved to avoid a fox.”