Northampton driver banned and fined over head-on-smash on A45

Court hears how woman was seriously injured when Citroen swerved onto wrong side of the road

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:28 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:30 pm

A Northampton man has been banned and fined for causing a head-on crash on the A45 near Raunds last year.

Catalin-Grigore Bobocel, 37, was behind the wheel of a Citroen C2 which veered into the oncoming lane and collided with a Peugeot travelling in the opposite direction at 6.30am on February 16 last year.

The driver of the other vehicle, a woman in her 50s, was seriously injured in the crash and taken to Kettering General Hospital but has since made a full recovery.

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The head-on smash happened on the A45 near Raunds in February last year

Bobocel, of Stockmead Road, Northampton, did not appear at Northampton Magistrates Court on April 12 but the case was found proved in his absence.

He was fined £666 for driving without due care and attention and also ordered to pay prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services totalling £151.

Magistrates also added a six-month discretionary disqualification.

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