Careless Driving Edinburgh Road A702 Lanark
Our client was charged with careless driving contrary to the Road Traffic Act 1988, section 3 (as amended).
If you were to look up the word 'accident' in the dictionary this case would be a prime example. It was blatantly obvious to absolutely everyone that an accident had occurred. Everyone apart from the Procurator Fiscal's Office who persisted with the case despite its demerits having been outlined and explained in very simple terms.
Our client had been diverted from the main road and was forced to travel along an undulating farm road with a blind summit that was actually the A702. No driver could have anticipated a main road at the brow of the hill. At the brow of the hill his vehicle collided with another, causing damage to both vehicles and injury to the passengers.
It was so obvious we expected that any reasonable Procurator Fiscal would have called a halt to proceedings. Unfortunately, we were unable to speak to someone within the Procurator Fiscal's Office fitting that description.
The case proceeded to Trial in Lanark Justice of the Peace Court where our Mr Simpson successfully defended the case. Our client was found not guilty in what was a waste of the Court's time and, more importantly, that of our client.
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