Corby pensioner prosecuted after horror crash

He's been ordered to pay compensation of £1,000

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 7:00 am

A Corby pensioner who veered onto the wrong side of the road and caused a head-on crash has been told to pay compensation of £1,000.

Surjit Singh, 74, initially tried to claim it was the other car's fault when he was interviewed after the horror collision in March.

But dash-cam footage showed it was Singh that crossed onto the wrong side of the road and he later admitted being to blame.

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Police closed the road.

Emergency services closed Oakley Road in Corby after the crash, which took place at about 10am on March 14.

Singh, of Manitoba Close, was driving a black Mercedes when he veered onto the other side of the road and hit a blue Honda.

Three women in the Honda - aged 91, 68 and 67 - were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

When he was interviewed police said Singh tried to suggest it was the other car's fault, despite witness accounts and dash-cam footage showing it was him who crossed the road and not the other way around.

But last week Singh admitted driving without due care and attention at Northampton Magistrates' Court.

Magistrates ordered him to pay compensation of £1,000 and fined him £500.

He must pay prosecution costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £50.

He will have six points added to his licence.

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