Denaby Doctor’s Collision – Fined in Accident Sequel

February 1950

South Yorkshire Times February 18, 1950

Denaby Doctor’s Collision

Fined in Accident Sequel

Ian McArthur (33), a doctor, of The Red House Denaby, was fined £5 at Doncaster West Riding Magistrates Court on Tuesday for driving a car without due care at Bawtry on Christmas night.

He was ordered to pay £2 15s., costs and had his licence endorsed. He was also fined for driving without current licence.

Chief Superintendent Hunter said a motorist named Turner was driving along the Great North Road, Bawtry, when he saw another car approaching. It was on its wrong side and as it made no effort to get back, Turner stopped his car. The other vehicle hit Turner’s car head on.

Mr. D. Dunn, pleading guilty for Dr McArthur said his client had accepted responsibility from the start.

As Dr. McArthur was turning a double bend, there were many people on his side of the road singing, and he travelled in the centre of the road for safety’s sake. He thought he was running out of petrol and was fiddling with the petrol gauge. While doing this he crossed to his wrong side.

He was, in fact, running out of petrol and had it run out 10 yards before it did, he would not have been before the court to-day.

It was stated that Dr. McArthur’s driving licence expires in September