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WOMAN WHO CRASHED WITH CHILD IN CAR TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR USING HANDHELD DEVICE

A driver that crashed and rolled her car with a child on board in East Cowes earlier this afternoon (Tuesday) will now appear in court for driving whilst using a handheld device and for driving without insurance.

Police have confirmed that a 27-year-old woman was behind the wheel of the motor when it flipped onto its side on Adelaide Grove at just before 12:57.

Island Echo can reveal that a young child was in the vehicle at the time of the collision and that the 27-year-old driver has been reported for summons for driving without insurance and using a handheld device at the wheel.

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Thankfully, no serious injuries have been reported.

Witnesses say the vehicle was travelling along Adelaide Grove when it careered into parked vehicles, rolling onto the driver’s side.

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Paul
Paul
11 days ago

She should be jailed, but of course with our useless magistrates she won’t be.

Zog the merciless
Zog the merciless
Reply to  Paul
11 days ago

You know magistrates have to adhere to sentencing guidelines, right?

Let’s pretend you got your way and a Magistrate decided to do what you want and banged this woman up for 12 months (the maximum a Magistrate can hand down).

What do you think happens next?

Let’s extend your little fantasy a bit further and assume she was banged up for 12 months. That year in jail will cost the taxpayer over £40,000.

Then there’s the cost of her child being put in care for a year. That’s another £30,000.

Then there’s the cost of her not being able to get a job when she gets out. More ongoing cost to the taxpayer in benefits.

plato
plato
Reply to  Zog the merciless
11 days ago

She could very easily have killed. The cost is worth it – law breaking morons like this should not be on the road. In addition to jail a rigorously enforced lifetime driving ban would be nice, too.

Mariner58
Mariner58
Reply to  Zog the merciless
11 days ago

I think you’ve chosen the wrong pen name, you sound more like Fluffy the Forgiving.

Robert I Forman
Robert I Forman
Reply to  Mariner58
11 days ago

Awesome!!

Zog the merciless
Zog the merciless
Reply to  Mariner58
10 days ago

Where did I say she should be let off? She will certainly get a large fine and almost certainly a lengthy driving ban. Her name will be plastered all over the local press and social media where the resident knuckle-draggers will be able to call for her summary execution all over again.

And I dare say a few morons, once they know her name, will take things too far and dish out their own justice.

Sounds like a pretty severe punishment to me.

Maybe you’d like to tell me what imprisoning this woman would actually achieve beyond that, remembering what it will cost and remembering it will be filling a place in prison that could be holding a prisoner who is a genuine and deliberate threat to the public?

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Zog the merciless
11 days ago

So you think she should remain free to kill someone then? In that case, I hope it is you or one of yours. You bleeding hearts really make me sick.

Last edited 11 days ago by Paul
Wayne
Wayne
Reply to  Paul
11 days ago

She has not actually killed anyone so under British Law you can’t predictive sentence. Just because you think it is right is not case nor the law. If we lock everyone up for a minor offence would we have a Royal Family or anyone in Government. We could also bring back public hanging it was a popular event years ago. We could also chop off kids hands at the event because they might become thieves. Then BBQ the fingers.

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Wayne
11 days ago

Yes, we can start with you….

Ian Johnson
Ian Johnson
Reply to  Wayne
11 days ago

Yes, far better to let her carry on driving without insurance and using a phone. She obviously thinks nothing of her child’s life; why should she worry about anyone else’s ? I just hope that she won’t ever use the same bit of road that I am on, because I NEVER use a phone in the car, and my cars are ALWAYS insured and MOT’d. How selfish am I to think of others ??

Just saying
Just saying
Reply to  Paul
11 days ago

That’s a disgusting g reply

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Zog the merciless
11 days ago

I don’t know were your figures come from, but you’re another Woke idiot that thinks these idiots should not receive punishment…

Wayne
Wayne
Reply to  Zog the merciless
11 days ago

Well said prison is not the answer for everyone or every crime.

Zog the merciless
Zog the merciless
Reply to  Wayne
10 days ago

The figures, for your information, are freely available. Try using that porridge between your ears that functions as your brain and look it up before calling names using words you clearly don’t understand.

Be careful when you demand draconian sentencing. Something you do may be on someone else’s list of minor crimes that warrant harsh punishment.

Zog the merciless
Zog the merciless
Reply to  Wayne
10 days ago

I agree, but my comment was more to do with the practicalities of locking everyone up for offences like this (e.g where someone might have been killed).

There isn’t enough room in our prisons for criminals who are a deliberate danger to the public, let alone everyone who drives like an idiot.

rat pack
rat pack
Reply to  Zog the merciless
11 days ago

that is no excuse for not jailing her. she needs to suffer amd has she cared.about the kid she wouldn’t have been on the phone whilst driving……s cumbag

Sad but true
Sad but true
Reply to  Zog the merciless
11 days ago

She should get a long suspended sentence suspended for a long time and banned from Driving for five years
Very irresponsible.

Lazy Painter
Lazy Painter
Reply to  Zog the merciless
10 days ago

You are quite right, Zog. Far better to save a fortune and give her a handgun license. Subsidised by the taxpayer, as the administration is dearer than the actual cost of the aforementioned license, kill at will and cheaper than prison. All sort of legal.

ZOE MORGAN
ZOE MORGAN
Reply to  Lazy Painter
8 days ago

Lol!!

Wayne
Wayne
Reply to  Paul
11 days ago

When the kid is old enough to use a telephone they will phone up a no win no fee solicitor. Claim broken child hood deprived of mommy growing up a used and abused in social care. Then blame and Claim off you!!!

Stephen Hall
Stephen Hall
Reply to  Paul
10 days ago

Crush her car and cut up her driving licence, the law has been made for good reason and she has reaped the reward for breaking it.

clatterfordslim
clatterfordslim
Reply to  Paul
9 days ago

Ban her from driving for life too. Mobile Media Devices should only be used when at home, or at your destination. Better still leave it at home. What exactly was so important to look at, when concentration, should of been on the road? Wish we could go back in time where no one knew where anyone was? Used to leave messages for family stating where we’d gone what time we’ll be back. These mobile media things are nothing but a distraction and should be gotten rid of entirely. What purpose do they hold, apart from making everyone look like zombies? Yes I admit I have one, but I am not constantly on it. Only got it because of WhatsApp for work. That is the only time I use it. Everything else on it is rubbish.

Old school.
Old school.
11 days ago

Great parenting skills there, roll model?:)

Phil mccavity
Phil mccavity
11 days ago

More bad driving on the IW

plato
plato
Reply to  Phil mccavity
11 days ago

For once, the right comment.

Tony
Tony
Reply to  plato
11 days ago

For once!! He is right most of the time.

Kev
Kev
Reply to  Phil mccavity
11 days ago

Your normally stupid predictable comment with no facts known, that follows any road accidents is pathetic, however on this occasion with known facts, this clearly is Bad Driving and you are correct.
I hope the heaviest penalties are handed down to this driver who wilfully endangered life.

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Kev
11 days ago

Phil is not normally stupid, he simply tells the truth, and most of you are too busy finding excuses for bad driving..

Kev
Kev
Reply to  Letting you know
10 days ago

If you read my comment ” stupid predictable comment with no known facts ” and then “however on this occasion with known facts, this is clearly Bad Driving”. That is based on facts, Phil is stupid to pass a bland comment until facts come to light. Truth comes from knowing the truth, not from predicting the truth based on an assumption.

baffled
baffled
11 days ago

why i so many of these cars either upside down on there sides or arse about face nowadays?

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  baffled
11 days ago

You have the right name, keep taking your medication.

Jim Boon
Jim Boon
11 days ago

Banned for life is the answer, scum.

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
11 days ago

Why no insurance? Nice, relatively new looking car. Four decent tyres but no insurance. When will people learn.

R1chardo
R1chardo
Reply to  Danger Mouse
11 days ago

We don’t know the facts, but the vehicle may not have been hers, “borrowed” from a friend or relation, hence why it wasn’t insured, but appeared to be in good condition.

It does seem strange that so many of the reported incidents involve vehicles on their side. That must take some doing hence very poor driving skills.

Maleficent
Maleficent
Reply to  R1chardo
10 days ago

It doesn’t matter if she had borrowed it the fact remains she should have insurance! A ban won’t do a thing offenders ignore them and carry on driving.

truthouts
truthouts
11 days ago

To put a car on it’s roof it does make you wonder what type of hand held device she was actually using at the time….

Frank
Frank
Reply to  truthouts
10 days ago

The earth moved…

Cracker
Cracker
11 days ago

I hope little one is too young to remember this. He/she must of been absolutely hysterical/terrified

Micky
Micky
10 days ago

You can’t park like that!

Jobsy
Jobsy
10 days ago

Let’s be thankful Island drivers don’t tend to drive on the mainland. There would be chaos and no doubt many deaths.

June
June
10 days ago

Wow, cannot believe someone with a young child was using a mobile phone whilst driving!! This is why we need more Police presence to stop people abusing the law. Does make you wonder how most of the population would exist without these little gadgets. Gone are the days when we used to talk face to face, or blow me even write letters. I believe the new rules will put paid to her driving for a while plus a hefty fine, and I hope mentally she is concerned about what could have been – i.e. injury to her child.

CHRISTINE STARLING
CHRISTINE STARLING
Reply to  June
7 days ago

We are supposed to be getting two road enforcement officers which will hopefully help put these morons and antisocial drivers off the road quickly

pie face
pie face
10 days ago

not fit to be a parent

Miss Angry
Miss Angry
10 days ago

Notice it said hand held device not phone? Just wondering that’s all. The fact that she was driving without insurance speaks wonders as to what is going on. Luckily the child is unhurt, but she’ll probably get away with it, but should compensate all the owners of the vehicles she damaged at minimum

AGREE
AGREE
Reply to  Miss Angry
10 days ago

As she was not insured , I guess their own insurers will have to pay, This will affect their future premiums and indeed contribute to an increase for everyone , unless they can sue her for the repairs, that would send a message to her !

Lynda
Lynda
10 days ago

Why don’t they just say mobile phone instead of handheld device

AnsweringQuickly
AnsweringQuickly
Reply to  Lynda
5 days ago

This is just a technical thing – the law refers to ‘handheld devices’ which includes other things such as PDAs, cameras etc so people can’t get off on technicalities – when it is written up it has to refer to a handheld device.

Erin
Erin
10 days ago

So why no name? It’s funny how mens names are plastered all over the press when they get charged, not so much women.

ZOE MORGAN
ZOE MORGAN
Reply to  Erin
8 days ago

Its about time women had something going for them!! What a bizarre comment from a woman

fred
fred
10 days ago

An undercover copper stood at any of the islands busy junctions with a camera could fill their years quota in one data. Every single time I wait to cross the road at pedestrian crossings I see at least one driver using their phone.

Lover of life
Lover of life
10 days ago

She is so lucky her child was not seriously injured, hopefully this was a wake up call for her? Think she needs to concentrate on her child now she cannot use a hand held device whilst driving Walking is now not an option through her own stupidity, hope the child is ok? Absolutely no thoughts for the mother, you are lucky to have a child don’t you realise that????

 

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