Log In

Reset Password

Taxi driver banned from road

A taxi driver has been banned from the road for two years after crashing into a motorcyclist and fracturing her wrist.

Terry Flood, who previously had an impeccable driving record, drove into the back of Rozetta Augustus at the junction of Church Street and Parliament Street in Hamilton at just before 8pm on November 23, last year.

Ms Augustus, who was waiting for the lights to change, suffered a fractured wrist, dental trauma and abrasions.

This morning at Magistrates’ Court Flood, 63, told the court the accident was the first collision he had been involved in for 46 years adding: “I also received recognition from TCD for 30 years without a record driving taxi.”

He said that on the night of the accident it had been raining heavily and his vision had been affected. He also pointed out that the motorcyclist had been dressed all in black.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo imposed a mandatory two-year driving ban and a $1,500 fine.

He added: “It is unfortunate that such a pristine record has been blemished.”

Flood of Devsonhire admitted causing grievous bodily harm while driving without due care and attention.

• It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.