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Two in court over Port Jack crash

Elderly pedestrian left injured following incident

Two men have appeared in court over a car crash which left an elderly pedestrian needing hospital treatment.

 

Karl Allen Cameron of Cronk-y-Berry and Caleb John Langton appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse.

 

Thirty-year-old Mr Cameron pleaded not guilty to allowing himself to be carried in a stolen car and possessing the prescription drug pregabalin.

 

Twenty-three-year-old Langton pleaded guilty to driving whilst uninsured with no driving licence, but denied taking a car without consent, dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

 

Prosecution advocate Roger Kane said a black Mazda 2 crashed into a parked VW Polo at Port Jack at midday on Saturday, 5 October.

 

The Mazda pushed the other car, which then hit a 78-year-old bystander – the court heard the two men in the Mazda made no effort to see whether he was alright.

 

Instead, they reversed away and tried to drive off but members of the public blocked the vehicle’s escape and managed to take the keys out of the ignition before police arrived.

 

Mr Cameron and Langton were bailed in the sum of £1,000 and will be subject to a nightly curfew from 9pm to 7am – they were also banned from entering licensed premises, buying alcohol or drinking in public.

 

Both will next appear in court on 10 December.

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