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Uninsured driver escapes injury after crashing into traffic lights

A young and inexperienced uninsured driver was reported for driving offences after crashing a vehicle into pedestrian railings and traffic lights.

Beeston Specials Policing Team Sergeant Dilks and Inspector Everitt were quick to secure an unlicensed driver who had crashed into the pedestrian railings on Woodside Road in Beeston on Saturday evening.

The vehicle struck the traffic lights, completely removing the post from the ground and exposing the live wires, the driver left the vehicle smoking and started to walk away.

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SGT Dilks said:

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“The driver only held a provisional driving licence and no insurance and was also unsupervised and carrying a passenger at the time of the crash.

“The driver was lucky to walk away with no injuries and not hit any pedestrians crossing at the time.

“The crossing outside the university had a high footfall, especially with the students attending Halloween events that evening.

“The local fire and rescue services also attended the scene to make the vehicle safe.

“The owner of the vehicle attended the scene and was spoken to about the duty of care they have to make sure the driver was supervised and insured to drive the vehicle.

“The owner was aware the driver was unlicensed and uninsured.

“This highlights the consequences of a Young and inexperienced driver that had no regard for other road users and pedestrians.

“The driver and owner both reported  for the offences and will be summoned to the courts at a later date.”

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