Hit And Run Driver Collides With Man After Road Rage Exchange

PUBLISHED: 11:06 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:29 04 May 2010

HIT-and-run driver Jamie Candian collided with a pedestrian who had been involved in a road rage incident with him just minutes earlier. Vincent McNeil was talking to a van driver in a nearby lay-by when Candian drove around a bend, and hit him. Candian

HIT-and-run driver Jamie Candian collided with a pedestrian who had been involved in a road rage incident with him just minutes earlier.

Vincent McNeil was talking to a van driver in a nearby lay-by when Candian drove around a bend, and hit him.

"Candian did not stop to exchange details, he just left," prosecutor Angela Sassoli told Ely magistrates. "Mr McNeil did not suffer any serious injury."

The accident happened after Candian and Mr NcNeil had been involved in an incident at a garage on the A14, that has a back entrance on to Heath Road, Burwell, said Mrs Sassoli.

A white van had been at the garage at the time of the incident, and Mr McNeil went to speak to the driver after it stopped in a lay-by.

"He got out of his vehicle, and crossed the road to go towards the person in the white van," she said. "A car came round the bend and collided with him in the middle of the road."

Candian, 19, of Westhorpe, Burwell, admitted failing to stop after an accident, failing to report the accident, and driving without insurance.

Mitigating, Michael Judkins said: "On leaving the petrol station, Jamie Candian failed to give way, he reversed back, and this led to an exchange of gestures."

"On his way home, he came to a blind left hand bend, and was surprised to be confronted by the same man who had been a passenger in the car at the garage, standing in the road.

"He did his best to drive around the man. But such was the anger of the individual concerned, he lunged towards his car. The car hit the male, but there is no suggestion he was aiming at him.

"He had a genuine fear that the man was so angry, there would be an escalation of the previous incident, so he chose not to go back."

Candian was fined a total of £295 with eight points endorsed on his licence. He must pay£35 costs and a £15 surcharge.

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