Salisbury woman sentenced for driving without due care and attention

Salisbury woman sentenced for driving without due care and attention

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:49pm 13th November 2019.

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22 year old Isabelle Crocker admitted her part in a crash on the A36 at Knook, which also involved a motorcyclist.

Crocker, who's from Bemerton Heath, was driving a VW Polo when she turned right onto the B390 back in June.

Her car was in a collision with a motorbike coming the opposite way down the A36, towards Salisbury.

The area of the A36 where the crash happened on June 4th

The rider had to be airlifted to hospital in Bristol with a serious head injury and both wrists broken.

He spent three weeks in intensive care unit, before being moved to a high dependency ward.

His ongoing health problems as a result of the crash include a life-changing brain injury, which he may never recover from.

Salisbury Law Courts - front of building (Mike Draper)
The sentencing has been held at Salisbury Magistrates


Crocker appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court on Friday (8th November) to hear her punishment.

She's been given nine penalty points on her licence, fined £150, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.

PC Pete Williamson, from Wiltshire Police's Collision Investigation Unit, said: 

"This is a tragic case and it is clear from the victim's wife's statement that this has had a huge impact on both the motorcyclist and his family.

"I hope this case serves as a stark reminder to all motorists of the potentially fatal consequences which could come from a split-second of distraction or lack of concentration."

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