Taxi driver hit a pedestrian

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A taxi driver injured a pedestrian when she drove too near the kerb on West Street, Boston Magistrates’ Court has been told.

Matthew Hodgkins was walking along the pavement on August 26, when his arm was hit by the taxi’s wing mirror, said prosecutor Marie Stace.

Miss Stace said the driver did not stop and it was only when her boss said someone had made a complaint that she knew it had happened.

At court last Wednesday Anthea Donnell, 37, of Tooley Lane, Wrangle admitted driving without due care and attention and failing to report an accident.

Andrew Goldsborough, defending, said Donnell moved over towards the pavement to avoid a car pulling out on the opposite side. He said she had looked in the mirror after feeling that she had hit something, but could not see anything and presumed it had been a bus stop sign.

He added: “It was a momentary misjudgement of distance from her vehicle to the pavement, rather than speeding or anything else.

“She regrets any injuries and if there are any similar incidents in future she will check.”

She was given five points, fined £200 and told to pay £15 surcharge and £43 costs.