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Ex Driving Instructor Turned Child Carer Hit Girl With Car

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61-year-old Carol McGlone has lost her driving licence after hitting a six-year-old girl with her car in May 2013. The former driving instructor turned child-minder was on her way to work when the accident happened, hitting the young girl and knocking her to the ground. Ms McGlone had been driving on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow when she failed to spot a red light. A young girl and her child-minder stepped on to the road after the green man appeared, but Ms McGlone drove directly through the crossing, hitting the girl.

The child cannot be named for legal reasons, but was severely injured in the accident. She was immediately taken to Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow with a fractured right leg. Ms McGlone pled guilty to dangerous driving on 31st May 2013 at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday. She was originally charged with dangerous driving, but a lesser charge was agreed as the Crown accepted her guilty plea. 

“I didn’t see the red light”

It was heard by Sheriff Marie McTaggart that Ms McGlone already had six points on her driving licence prior to the accident. It was ordered by the Sheriff that Ms McGlone could not drive for three months and must pay a fine of £320.  When police charged Ms McGlone, she simply exclaimed: “I didn’t see the red light.

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