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Court / Woman admonished after crash

A CARE worker who was badly injured after pulling out in front of another car on the main road at Levenwick has been admonished and dismissed at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Agnes Taylor previously admitted driving without due care and attention on 22 May this year by crossing the road in the face of an oncoming car which was unable to avoid colliding her her.

The 64-year-old sustained serious injuries in the crash, which sent her car off the road and part-way down a steep field which ends in a drop into the sea.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said that Taylor had been attending to one of her patients and was leaving that address in her car which meant her crossing the carriageway to turn right on the A970. There was a blind spot at the location that gave an oncoming car only 25 yards to react.

He said that Taylor had been badly shaken by the accident and that there was some question whether she could continue to drive and do her job.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said that when considering the “very difficult and tricky situation exiting the junction and balancing that against her previous good character” he decided to dismiss and admonish Taylor and imposed three penalty points on her licence.

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