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Monday, 13 February 2012

"More Jersey Justice"

No jail for speeding driver who hit girl

The driver was sentenced to community service
 
The driver was sentenced to community service

A SPEEDING driver who overtook a bus and a car in a 30 mph zone before hitting a 12-year-old girl on a zebra crossing has avoided being jailed.

The girl, who was cycling to school, was thrown head-first into the windscreen, cracking the glass.
On Friday, the Magistrate’s Court heard that she had escaped serious injury, as she was wearing a helmet and a padded jacket.

However, she has been left scared of cars and is now campaigning for her friends to wear cycle helmets.

20 comments:

  1. What's going on? A politician is jailed for not renewing a driving licence, a paedophiles is NOT jailed for having a large stash of images of child sexual abuse, and now this.

    Jesus Christ what is going on ?

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  2. This is JERSEY.

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  3. The Magistrate should be sacked..!!!!

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  4. So should we send a young girl to prison so she can mix with a load of druggies and paedo's?

    She made a mistake, probably her first and hopefully last, she didn't do it on purpose and if she doesn't learn then prison is an option next time.

    The person who never made a mistake, never made anything.

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  5. In reply to above comment- a mistake it may have been, and A very FAST one, in a built up area and in a 20mph zone. Speed kills sucker. Think again before you engage your brain.

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  6. Well there is two points

    1) There is inherent sexual discrimination in the criminal justice system which means women are free to break the law at will and are very very unlikely to ever go to prison.

    2) Why was the girl cycling across a PEDESTRIAN crossing? The 'victim' was herself breaking the statutes. Too many cyclists are too willing to endanger their own lives.

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  7. Jesus Christ, If a child cannot cycle across a pedestrian crossing, then the world is finished anyhoo!!!

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  8. Ah, Stuart syvret was jailed for contempt of court,not his driving licence offence. Lets stick to the facts, otherwise you devalue the truths that are told.

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  9. anon@9.49
    Yes speed does kill and you have fallen for the headline haven't you!
    It was a 30mph zone and she overtook, that doesn't mean the bus was doing 30mph does it?
    Or that she was speeding, and there is no evidence of speeding.
    Don't fall for the 'headline trick' sucker and I suggest you engage YOUR brain before your typing finger (singular) xx

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  10. anon at 9.49
    If we were to fill the prisons with people who were caught speeding then there would be no room for paedo's and druggies.....or is that what you want?

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  11. I did not realise that paedos went to prison.
    Is this true ?
    I thought they were all let off with a slap on the wrist and remained free to walk the streets.
    Typed with 4 fingers x

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  12. But they do not send paedo's to jail,the courts say they need help and give community service.

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  13. "anon@9.49
    Yes speed does kill and you have fallen for the headline haven't you!
    It was a 30mph zone and she overtook, that doesn't mean the bus was doing 30mph does it?
    Or that she was speeding, and there is no evidence of speeding.
    Don't fall for the 'headline trick' sucker and I suggest you engage YOUR brain before your typing finger (singular) xx"

    Well the headline does say "A speeding driver" so that infers the driver was doing more than the limit. Maybe you have missed that remarkbly informative point!

    The way people drive over here lately is ridiculous. I see idiots on the avenue everyday undertaking because the person in the right lane is doing the speed limit. They all end up stuck in the traffic at either end and the stupid fact is all the overtaking has done is put them one or two places ahead of the person they overtook. If you put that into perspective of how much time they actually saved it comes down to a minute at most if not seconds. Drivers need to stop treating our roads like motorways and understand there really is f all difference between overtaking and not.

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  14. A previous anon comment says that the bus was speeding, and this is proven by the fact that the girl was speeding in order to overtake the bus.

    Hmmm, is there any evidence of this ?

    Pure conjecture in order to try to justify the drivers irresponsibility.

    It seems this anon commentator is offended by other peoples opinions. No one is trying to give this young driver a hard time, but maybe point out the consequences of her actions. Luckily, this time, no fatality occurred. Things could have been different.

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  15. Ahh...so the JEP said someone was speeding so that's sufficient evidence for the blog kangaroo court! pmsl.

    I'm not offended by other peoples opinions, just replying to the ill informed who think a young girl should be sent to prison for a first offence, yes someone 'could' of been killed...but they were not, I don't think we send people to prison for something that 'might have happened' do we?

    Its for the court to hand out punishment, what gives some ill-eductated unqualified blogger the right to judge someone? Don't you think she has been through enough without some 'anon' booting the boot in without knowledge of the facts.

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  16. "I don't think we send people to prison for something that 'might have happened' do we?"


    WELL actually YES we do, they are called De Facto Courts, funny enough, just like the ones we have in Jersey!

    In a REAL Court (De Jure) Common Law Court, we DON'T send someone to prison for what might have happened.

    Education is a wonderful thing....

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  17. A prime example is the Curtis Warren debacle.

    No drugs, no money, no evidence, other than the criminality of our police force and the greed of our judges!

    And you call me an ill-educated unqualified blogger? Guess you will be feeling pretty stupid right about now :)

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  18. Ian, with respect...I wasn't referring to you as being ill-informed/un-educated (unless you pos anon' on your own blog) that was directed to a anon comment.

    Secondly, I'm no lawyer but there is a major difference between criminal law and road traffic law, for example a drink driver who hadn't crashed wouldn't be convicted on the grounds that 'he may of sped or crashed' on the way home, conversely somebody could be convicted of 'attempted' murder in a criminal court.

    I admire anyone who seeks to educate themselves and hold down a full time job or family.

    Its always healthy do have a mixed debate rather than a load of one sided comments but there are some really idiotic prejudiced comments.

    ;)

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  19. Anon, it is only I on this blog who is "the blogger" so to speak, so how could I take what you wrote any other way?

    I am however grateful for your correction :)

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  20. The perpetrator overtakes a BUS and a CAR near a pedistrean crossing and some muppet comments, on this blog, that anyone who thinks the driver should have received a more severe punishment is, "Ill educated and unqualified".

    What a knob !

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