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Personal injury news – Teenager injures pedestrian in hit-and-run accident

09th February 2012

The 19-year-old had been driving on the A2592 to Bowness in Cumbria when he fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a woman who had been walking to work.

The collision caused the woman to be thrown into the air, subsequently landing on the road. She suffered serious injuries including a fractured shoulder, which required surgery, and bruises all over her body.

Instead of stopping, the motorist drove off at high speed while pedestrians and drivers helped the injured woman.

In court, the teenager pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident, although he claims that he did not realise that he had hit a pedestrian.

He was given a suspended prison sentence, a two-year ban from driving and was ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay the injured woman £1,000 in road traffic accident compensation.

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