Driver sentenced after horrific car-on-pedestrian accident in Leek


4th Aug 2023 | Local News

A pensioner caused the incident which occurred late last year in Leek, west of the town centre.
A pensioner caused the incident which occurred late last year in Leek, west of the town centre.

By SWNS Adam Dutton

Shocking CCTV stills shows the moment a Leek pedestrian was left seriously injured after being ploughed into by an 84-year-old driver.

Josephine Dolphin was captured on camera driving straight into the woman who was sent flying though the air before being left lying motionless on the ground.

A court heard the pensioner failed to see the victim as she crossed Picton Street, in Leek, Staffs., prior to the collision on December 13 last year. 

The woman suffered a broken nose, fractured jaw and bruising after being struck by the OAP's Vauxhall Astra as she turned right into the street where she lives. 

Dolphin was hauled before JPs at North Staffordshire Justice Centre last week after it also emerged her licence had expired which invalidated her insurance.

She pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by careless driving, driving without insurance and and driving without a licence.

Dolphin was handed a three year year driving ban and a court bill of £1,589, which includes £350 of compensation for the victim.


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