Female driver from Mablethorpe gets five penalty points

A 23-year-old driver lost control of her car on a bend in wet weather and crashed into a car on the opposite side of the road, a court has heard.

Stacey McFarlane of Chaucer Avenue, Mablethorpe, admitted careless driving when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that at 5.40pm on June 28 on the A1030 at Theddlethorpe Road, Mablethorpe, Miss McFarlane lost control of her Ford Fiesta on a bend and crashed into a Ford Focus on the opposite side of the road, injuring both the driver and his wife in the passenger seat.

He said it had been raining and there was evidence of a ‘great deal of oversteer’ by Miss McFarlane.

In defence, James Procter said Miss McFarlane had come off worse in the accident and was still receiving treatment. He said there had been heavy rain on the day and Miss McFarlane had delayed her journey because of that. He told the magistrates her car hit surface water, aquaplaned and skidded. ‘She was not used to such conditions’, he said.

After hearing that Miss McFarlane was unable to work yet because of her injuries and was only receiving sickness benefit, the magistrates fined her £75 and ordered she pay £43 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

She also had five points put on her licence.