Court: Motorist Fined After Crashing Into Truck

April 11, 2018

A motorist has been banned from driving for two years after crashing into a parked truck and injuring two men.

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Robin Munroe pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to two people by driving without due care and attention.

The court heard the accident took place in January 2016 close to the junction of Paynter’s Road and South Road in St George’s.

The two victims, who had been driving a truck and a motorbike, both pulled over to the side of the road after the truck’s tailgate became insecure.

As they tried to secure the tailgate Munroe rounded the bend and collided with the two stationary vehicles injuring both men.

They suffered cuts, bruises and fractured bones as a result of the impact.

Today at court Munroe, 50, of Warwick maintained that he had done everything he could to avoid the collision and stated that the truck had been in the road.

“As I came around the corner the sunlight hit my eyes, I blinked twice and to my horror I saw the truck right in front of me,” he said.

Munroe said that he was friends with both victims and the incident had caused him “significant angst”.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo imposed a total fine of $4,000 and banned Munroe from driving for two years.

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