Man failed to see pedestrian crossing the road

A German national who almost hit a pedestrian crossing the road was convicted and fined at Castlebar District Court this week.

Frank Burke said that as he was crossing Main Street, Castlebar, on March 29 2012 around 1pm a car driven by Christian Schumacher, 19 St Patrick’s Avenue, Castlebar, almost hit him and Mr Burke said that he jumped onto the footpath to avoid being hit. Mr Burke said that Schumacher was looking to his right and was not looking at the road in front of him.

Schumacher, who has six previous road traffic convictions, contested the charge.

Judge Devins convicted and fined him €250.


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