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Kirkby Thore teenager sentenced after passengers hurt in crash

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A teenager has appeared in court to be sentenced after pleading guilty by letter earlier this month to driving without due care and attention on July 8, 2019 at Workington.

Thomas Malison, 18, gave his address to North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court, Carlisle as Millerstone Rise, Kirkby Thore, Penrith.

The court was told the teenager was driving a white Vauxhall Corsa car on the B5299 at Uldale, Workington, when he was driving without due care and attention, “he misjudged a corner due to its sharpness and the weather conditions [rain] and had been unable to stop causing him to drive down the hill and into a wall.”

His front seat passenger “sustained a broken arm which required surgery leaving him with potential life-long nerve damage”, a rear offside passenger sustained a “panic attack and started fitting” the magistrates were told.

Malison told the court “he wanted to apologise and he has let himself down”.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for eight-weeks, with a fine of £172 and court costs totalling £117.

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