Limerick driver caused accident when he ‘pulled out’ on main road

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Inspector Paul Reidy told Limerick District Court the defendant was parked on the left hand side of the road and “just pulled out” in front of another car

Inspector Paul Reidy told Limerick District Court the defendant was parked on the left hand side of the road and “just pulled out” in front of another car

A YOUNG man who caused an accident when he pulled out in front of a another car on one of the busiest roads in Limerick has avoided a driving ban.

Barney Casey, aged 20, of Clonlong, Southill pleaded guilty to careless driving at Old Cork Road, Limerick on October 3, 2016.

Inspector Paul Reidy told Limerick District Court the defendant was parked on the left hand side of the road and “just pulled out” in front of another car as it was about to pass.

While slight damage was caused to both vehicles, nobody sustained serious injuries.

Solicitor Tom Kiely said the offence was at the “lowest end of the scale” and he confirmed his client was fully insured to drive and remained at the scene of the collision pending the arrival of gardai.

”It was a very minor accident, he should have been paying more attention,” he said.

Judge Marian O’Leary noted the defendant has no previous convictions and that he is unlikely to come before the court again.

She fined him €150 giving him five months to pay.

In the circumstances, the judge said she would not impose a disqualification.

Although not a matter for the court, the conviction will attract five penalty points.