Dagenham driver fled crash scene

A DRIVER who fled the scene after injuring a woman in a traffic accident did not have a licence or permission to take the car. Eric Adjei was driving down Renwick Road, Barking, on November 29, when he tried to overtake Michelle Hague as she was turning

A DRIVER who fled the scene after injuring a woman in a traffic accident did not have a licence or permission to take the car.

Eric Adjei was driving down Renwick Road, Barking, on November 29, when he tried to overtake Michelle Hague as she was turning right into Wanderer Drive.

The two cars collided and Ms Hague hit her head on the inside of her vehicle.

Adjei abandoned the car, which he had taken from his girlfriend's mother without asking, and walked to his home in Gale Street, Dagenham.


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Ms Hague was taken to hospital with head injuries and discharged the next day.

Adjei, who has never leant to drive, was later tracked down by police and charged with driving without a licence and insurance, causing a road accident which injured another, failing to stop after an accident, and taking a vehicle without the owner's consent.

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The 20-year-old pleaded guilty to all the charges at Barking Magistrate's Court last week.

In an interview with a probation officer, Adjei, who has no previous convictions, said he fled the scene after panicking.

He said he knew what he did was wrong and felt remorse over his actions.

District Judge Woollard ordered Adjei to carry out 100 hours unpaid work, pay a fine of �250 with �70 court costs, and banned him from applying for a driving licence for 12 months.

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