Motorist hit pedestrian as she crossed road

A driver hit a pedestrian after she drove a car with faulty brakes, Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday.

Antonella Smith, 53, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Roma Byron by driving without due care and attention.

The court heard that Smith struck Ms Byron on October 31 last year as she crossed Cobbs Hill Road in Warwick.

Smith, from Paget, told police: “I didn’t see the lady while she crossed the road.”

An inspection of Smith’s car revealed that the brakes did not work properly.

Ms Byron was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Crown prosecutor Nicole Smith said that Ms Byron suffered injuries to her head, hip and feet.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned the case until November 7 and released Smith on $500 bail.

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