Driver banned after hitting mum and boy

A YEAR after he caused a crash which led to a man's death, Abdul Shipon is today banned from driving after knocking down a young boy and his mum.The 20-year-old of Shaftesbury Square, Ipswich, was disqualified for six months after he admitted a charge of careless driving.

A YEAR after he caused a crash which led to a man's death, Abdul Shipon is today banned from driving after knocking down a young boy and his mum.

The 20-year-old of Shaftesbury Square, Ipswich, was disqualified for six months after he admitted a charge of careless driving.

Shipon collided with the four-year-old and his mother as he reversed his BMW into an off-road paved area in the street where he lives.

Last year Shipon crashed his car on the A12 near the East Bergholt turn-off injuring himself and his three passengers. It also indirectly led to the death of Good Samaritan Derek Wright, who stopped to help.


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Shipon's latest collision came just three months after he admitted driving without due care and attention in the court case relating to Mr Wright's death.

Prosecutor Adele Cook, told East Suffolk Magistrates' Court how it left the boy with an injured his shoulder and severely bruised after Shipon failed to see the couple.

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The mother also sustained bruising as well as a grazed hand and knees during the incident which happened at 7.30pm on February 13.

Shipon, a community education worker and part-time delivery driver, said: "I understand what has happened and so I plead guilty as I should have seen the mother and child.

"The area was very dark at the time and it was raining which may have led to me not seeing them."

Despite Shipon's pleas that he would lose his jobs if he lost his licence, deputy district judge Karen Hammond banned him from the roads for six months.

Miss Hammond said: "The minimum period we can disqualify you for is six months, and you will pay a fine of £400 and £30 costs."

On July 1 last year Shipon had been at the wheel of his car when it careered out of control on the A12.

The car demolished a road sign, travelled across the verge before plunging into a ditch. It carried along the ditch and struck undergrowth before being thrown back into the nearside lane. It came to rest on its roof in the slow lane.

Mr Wright, 52, of Oak Eggar Chase, Ipswich, stopped after the accident but was hit by another vehicle when he crossed the slow lane to warn other drivers of the obstruction. He died of his injuries.

Prosecutor Margaret Cutts told magistrates Shipon took a bend at East Bergholt at an "inappropriate" speed for the wet conditions.

In November last year Shipon admitted driving without due care and attention and was given five points on his licence and fined £150. He was also ordered to pay £50 costs.

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