Motorist clipped child on zig zags

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A motorist who clipped a child’s arm as he was parked on zig zagged lines outside a school has been fined £400 by magistrates.

Abdullah Safi, 37, of Eaves Lane, Chorley, was seen in a silver Peugeot on Babylon Lane, Anderton, near Chorley, on October 16,

The court heard he was seen by an off duty police officer rolling back slightly, connecting with a child pedestrian who had stepped out to the edge of the vehicle line.

The child was not injured, however the following morning the defendant was seen parking on the zig zag markings again.

A trial took place in his absence at Chorley Magistrates Court, where he was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, and failing to comply with traffic markings.

He must pay a £40 victim surcharge and costs of £85.