TransLinc driver fined for failing to report collision

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A TransLinc driver was fined for failing to report a collision when his passenger minibus and a Ford Transit clipped wing mirrors, causing minor damage to both vehicles.

After some heated words, Dickson Cooper (64) left the scene in East Cobgate, Moulton, to drop off a passenger but returned ten minutes later hoping the other driver had calmed down.

The other driver had gone by that stage but Cooper went to work and reported the accident to his manager, solicitor Daven Naghen told magistrates.

Mr Naghen said Cooper wasn’t trying to evade detection as the word TransLinc was “absolutely plastered” over the minibus.

He said Cooper maintained the accident was not his fault and the other driver was “too far over” when they collided.

Cooper, of Fishpond Lane, Holbeach, was fined £175 and given five points on his licence when he pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident to police on March 9.

He must also pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Prosecutor Jim Clare said neither driver exchanged details at the scene, but the other driver did report the accident to police.

When police interviewed Cooper he admitted being the driver involved.