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97-year-old driver fined £265 after demolishing neighbour’s porch

16:34 02 May 2014

The damage on Fulcher Avenue, Cromer, after a car crashed into a porch.

The damage on Fulcher Avenue, Cromer, after a car crashed into a porch.

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A 97-year-old woman who demolished the porch of a neighbour’s house after reversing at high speed has been fined £265 and given five penalty points.

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Beulah Carr, of Fulcher Avenue, Cromer, pleaded guilty in writing to driving without due care and attention at Norwich Magistrates’ Court today.

The accident happened on Fulcher Avenue at 3.25pm on March 12, 2014.

Mrs Carr’s silver Hyundai suffered damage to its rear, but neither she nor the owners of the property were injured.

Speaking at the time of the crash, neighbour Keith Davies, 71, from Fulcher Avenue, said: “There was quite a bang. I thought a train had come off the line. I did not see it happen.”

As well as being fined and given points on her licence, Mrs Carr was told to pay a £27 victim’s surcharge.

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2 comments

  • Surely at such an age it is questionable as to whether this lady should be driving? It does not state in the article but I think she should now be assessed on her driving. Personally, and I am a driver, I think there should be an upper age limit when we should all have to stop driving, we are not allowed to drive on the roads until we are 17, so, why not an age to have to stop? At least we would all know then and be prepared for that.

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    Lynda

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

  • Surely a case for taking a driving test , and given a medical to ensure this person is safe behind the wheel of a car .

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    dragonfly

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

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