A girl has advised how she feared herself and her son had been going to be rammed right into a ditch by a harmful driver.
Carmel Gibson recalled the terrifying incident on March 6, 2022 on the primary N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Street at Galdonagh.
She was known as to present proof at Letterkenny District Court docket towards a person charged with dangeorous driving.
The driving force of the opposite car, Christopher Grant, was because of seem earlier than the courtroom however the 33-year-old didn’t seem when the case was heard.
Grant, with an tackle of Iniscarn Street, Desertmartin, County Derry, was arrested that evening by the PSNI having collided with a site visitors island after crossing Lifford Bridge.
Ms Gibson collected her son in Letterkenny and was travelling on the highway at Galdonagh when she noticed headlights behind her. “They appeared out of nowhere,” she mentioned.
Ms Gibson felt a nudge, however was not sure and drove on. Having felt one other nudge behind her automobile, Ms Gibson sped up as she felt unsafe.
“A automobile got here flying and rammed into the again of me,” she mentioned. “The place he rammed me, there was a drop along with the highway and I used to be scared that he was going to ram us into it.”
The fast-thinking Ms Gibson received her son to ring An Garda Siochana. On the Ballinalecky crossroads, the opposite automobile overtook Ms Gibson, who pulled right into a lay-by.
She remembered: “He was on the incorrect facet of the highway when he overtook me. I overpassed him when he received across the nook.”
Photographic proof of the harm triggered to Ms Gibson’s automobile was submitted to the courtroom.
Ms Gibson’s son recalled the incident and the way the opposite car, a white BMW, was ‘swerving over and again’ because it overtook them.
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham proceeded with the case in Grant’s absence.
Garda Sinead McLaughlin gave proof of taking a press release by which Ms Gibson advised how the offending car was ‘crossing over and again the highway’ and navigated corners on the incorrect facet of the highway.
All incidents occurred in public locations on the Letterkenny-Lifford highway, the courtroom heard.
Garda McLaughlin mentioned the white BMW collided with a second automobile at The Widespread in Lifford earlier than persevering with throughout the bridge. On the Strabane facet of the bridge, the BMW collided with a site visitors island and Grant was arrested by the PSNI.
Decide Cunningham mentioned she discovered the details within the case confirmed.
The costs had been of a ‘vital and severe nature’, Decide Cunningham mentioned, noting that Grant was served with discover of proceedings.
The matter was adjourned till September 4 for sentencing with Grant to be notified.
Donegal mom left terrified after automobile rammed from behind was final modified: July twenty sixth, 2023 by