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Man fined €100 for reversing into pedestrian


Fined €100 for reversing into pedestrian

A man who reversed into a pedestrian outside a supermarket in Claremorris has been fined €100 at Castlebar District Court.
Francis Ward of 57, Parkmore, Tuam, Co Galway told the court that on July 18, 2013 he was reversing out of a disabled parking space at Aldi when he heard a ‘little tip’. The 59 year old said he got out of the car and saw a man getting up from the ground and another man taking photos on his phone. Mr Ward said the man with the camera phone did not attempt to pick up his friend. Ward asked the man a number of times if he was alright and he replied, ‘I am OK’.
Mr Ward then went to Claremorris Garda Station to report the incident and was told by a garda that it was a ‘good job’ he did as an ambulance had been called to the scene. The court heard the man was complaining of a sore leg and back.
Mr Ward told Judge Mary Devins that he was fully insured at the time and he has been made aware that the other man is claiming damages from his insurance.
Judge Devins fined him €100 for careless driving.