Motorist Lost Control of Car After Reaching For Sat Nav
MOTORIST Ngoc Ahn Carter was reaching for her Sat Nav when she lost control of her vehicle and ploughed into the back of a parked lorry, magistrates in Ely heard this week.
Twenty-five-year-old Carter was driving along the A14 near Bottisham in March when she collided with the lorry, causing extensive damage to her vehicle and startling the driver of the lorry, who had just bedded down for the night.
Carter, of Farm Close, Bedford, told the court on Thursday that she was reaching for her ‘Tom Tom’ Sat Nav device placed beside her on the passenger seat and suddenly veered to the left as she lost control of her car.
Trying to redress the situation, Carter then swerved in the opposite direction causing her to head towards a lorry which had parked up in a lay-by.
The driver told police that he had heard a loud bang from his cab and went out to find that Carter had driven into the back of his lorry.
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Carter told the court she had “deep regrets” about what had happened and had driven little since the incident took place.
On Thursday, 25-year-old Carter was hit with a �210 fine for driving without due care and attention and four points were endorsed on her licence.
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Magistrates also ordered her to pay �35 courts costs and a �15 victim surcharge.