Ipswich: Crash victim dragged into road by car

IPSWICH: An apologetic driver is �250 poorer today after he admitted colliding with a pedestrian while trying to park his car.

Edward Lipinski, of Cromer Road, Ipswich, was fined by magistrates after pleading guilty to driving without due care and attention.

The accident happened around 7.45pm on May 6 last year, near to the Co-op in Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Lipinski was attempting to park his red Vauxhall Astra half-on and half-off the pavement.

However, as the 58-year-old was reversing, he collided with a woman who was standing on the path.

At the time, the woman told police she was standing with her back to the vehicle when the collision occurred and was talking on her mobile phone.

She said the force of the car dragged her across the pavement and on to the road.

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Despite the impact the woman only sustained a slight injury.

She said Lipinski had apologised to her immediately afterwards.

When he appeared for sentencing before North East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Lowestoft, he was fined �150.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay a �15 victim surcharge and �85 towards prosecution costs.

Lipinski also had four penalty points put on his driving licence.

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