Isle of Wight man Samuel Paul Taylor has been banned from driving for 6 months following a serious road traffic collision on the outskirts of East Cowes earlier this year.
On 7th January 2019, emergency services rushed to Whippingham Road after a 2-car collision left a woman with a number of serious injuries. She was cut from her vehicle and flown to Southampton General Hospital by a local air ambulance. Thankfully, she survived what has been described as a near-fatal collision.
Taylor, a mobile tyre fitter from Station Avenue in Sandown, was also injured in the crash but his injuries were not as serious.
Now, the 26-year-old has pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention in that he drove on the wrong side of the road. He has been given a 6-month driving ban by the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court, as well as being fined £300 and ordered to pay a £30 surcharge.
For Taylor, Keith Verrinder stated in court that his client did not believe he was driving too fast at the time of the crash and could not explain why he lost control of his car. Taylor has said that the slippery conditions may have been a factor.
The 55-year-old driver of the other vehicle could not recall what happened.