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Motorist Banned Following Snake Pass Accident

Tuesday November 19 2013


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A BARNSLEY motorist has been banned from driving following a serious accident on the A57 Snake Pass.

Ziqing Lin, 38, was returning home to Hamble Court, Barnsley, but unfortunately his sat nav ran out of battery, High Peak magistrates were told.

He took a wrong turn and found himself on the A57, a road he had never driven on before.

Witnesses said his driving was erratic, speeding up to 60 or 70 mph on the straight parts but then slowing to about 20mph round the bends.

John Cooper prosecuting said on one bend Lin did not slow down and instead found himself going into the left, over correcting and colliding with a VW Passat travelling in the opposite direction.

As a result of the crash the Passat left the road and ended up 15 feet below the road in a ditch.

The driver suffered a hairline fracture at the bottom of his spine while his passenger broke a small bone in his neck.

Lin admitted driving without due care and attention following the accident just before 7pm on May 2.

Denney Lau, defending, asked magistrates not to ban Mr Lin, a restaurant owner.

He said a driving disqualification could have serious implications for the business which relied on fresh produce being collected as it was too expensive to get it delivered.

The court was told that Lin had swerved to avoid hitting a bird at the edge of the road and there had then been a car coming in the opposite direction which he had been unable to avoid.

“He apologises for a momentary misjudgement,” said Mr Lau.

Lin admitted liability to his insurance company and compensation for both for the vehicle and personal injuries had been paid.

Lin was banned from driving for 12 weeks and was ordered to pay a £440 fine, a £44 government surcharge and £35 costs.

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Reply Posted by barry on Tuesday November 19 2013 at 16:24
thats a nice barnsley name a bet his dad worked darn pit , how do

Reply Posted by LOL on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 08:39
THESS NO FLEES ON THEE A SEE.

Reply Posted by lauren on Tuesday November 19 2013 at 17:54
Does it matter weather he has a English names or not the fact is that this numpty has drove irractically on a road he didn't know but logic is if you uncertain of your surroundings drive at a safe speed or pull over n get help simple really if people used there common sense stuff like this wouldn't happen

Reply Posted by Sharon on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 00:07
Barry - Now lad maybe it is time to have a little chat about immigration. Now just cos somebody doesn't have an 'English' name doesn't mean he wasn't born here. Immigrants have been coming to these shores for centuries. Albert Einstein was one. In latter years, Mo Farah is one.

Reply Posted by barry on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 00:09
OK peeps

Reply Posted by Sam on Friday November 22 2013 at 10:06
12 weeks ban! makes you sick. There could have been kids in that passat and he gets a small fine! he can't drive for 12 weeks however the occupants in the passat will live with his actions a lot longer than 12 week! The courts don't think about the innocent people they just think about not filling our prisons up.

Reply Posted by observer on Friday November 22 2013 at 11:56
well well. I cant believe this person is more concerned about his business which could have "serious implications" on it. what a joke. 2 people had life threatening injuries because of this loon. he should be banned for life.!

Reply Posted by observer on Friday November 22 2013 at 12:00
Sharon. some people do not agree with immigrants coming to Barnsley or any other town or city in the land we live. we are forced to accept it. we all have opinions. you have yours, barry has his. because some people do accept this, it doesn't mean everyone does. so please try to take on board how others feel whilst spreading your word of self richeousness.

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Friday November 22 2013 at 12:23
How is Sharon being self righteous? She is merely stating the fact that Barry made an ironic comment about a guys name that lives in Barnsley. How do you know that this guy wasn't born in Barnsley - simple, you don't. Have a look through the Chronicle when the school supplements are issued - you'll be amazed or not at the mix of 'names'.

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday November 22 2013 at 12:24
I don't think sharon richeousness she's jus sayin as it is I know pure English family and all there kids have some funny names not even goin to try n spell them only because some has a different names doesn't mean there foreigners there's no need for racism or goin on bout English or not does it matter were all the same heart brains were all made the same

Reply Posted by observer on Friday November 22 2013 at 12:45
as I said had you cared to read. we all have our opinions.

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Friday November 22 2013 at 13:02
Ehhh, I'm quite aware that everyone is entitled to their opinion, as Sharon is and you are. However, you described her as self righteous when clearly she wasn't being. If someone has a different opinion to you it doesn't make them self righteous.

Reply Posted by observer on Friday November 22 2013 at 12:52
lauren. where in my posts did you see racism?. the main issue here is that the driver s punishment was clearly not sufficient.

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday November 22 2013 at 14:11
@Holland red: exactly my point

@observer:did I say u was being racist no I did not I said there's no need for racism when I said that I ment in general cos were all made the same your the one who goin on bout people not liking others coming into country not me so before you go calling others take a look at your own comments before commenting bout others comments

Reply Posted by Sharon on Saturday November 23 2013 at 00:03
@observer - do you live in the dark ages?

Reply Posted by observer on Sunday November 24 2013 at 11:28
no i dont live in the dark ages.(whatever they may be)?. i am here and now. and i can see what is happening in and around my town. along with barry. i am merely stating that some people may not want to accept what is going on. and why should we?. i do not accept that we "have " to accept whats going on.lauren. you did mention the word racism. albeit it may not have been directed at me...i think we will all rue the day for not acting quicker than we have over lots of issues over the years. i do hope you are quite happy with yourselves...ive said my bit. im outa here.



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