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Hackney cab driver falls asleep on the wheel and causes major crash on the A52 Derbyshire

Hackney cab driver falls asleep on the wheel and causes major crash on the A52 Derbyshire

Hackney cab driver falls asleep on the wheel and causes major crash on the A52 Derbyshire

The yellow hackney cab tragically crashed into trees nearby to the M1 corner turn after the Derbyshire driver, Azhar Iqbal, fell asleep whilst driving in February 2018.

The driver has had his taxi licence revoked and been disqualified for dangerous driving. The driver initially said he had sufferred from a ‘medical episode’ and this caused him to lose control of the taxi. However, he later changed his story and said he swerved to avoid hitting ana animal.

Further investigations from the council and the police concluded that he fell asleep at the wheel but then changed his stories to avoid prosecution.

These convictions are necessary to ensure continual improvements in road safety for the society at large. All the stakeholders working together will ensure higher conviction rates and resident safety.

The Derby magistrates disqualified Mr Iqbal from driving for 12 months after he entered a guilty plea, as well as a 12 month community order, 50 hours unpaid work, £500 prosecution costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

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