Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

96yo Surrenders Licence after Crash

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

96yo Surrenders Licence after Crash

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Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au

IT'S incredibly difficult to give up a driving licence, effectively surrendering a significant part of one's independence.

But a carpark accident where a mother was pinned between vehicles and then facing court for a charge over the crash led to one 96-year-old Rockhampton man coming to the conclusion it was that time for him.

Kenneth Hope Bambrick pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday to driving without due care.

Police prosecutor Jess King said the accident happened at Northside Plaza about noon on March 29 as Bambrick attempted to back out of a car park.

She said the mother was waiting with her two daughters at the back of her car while Bambrick backed out of his parking space.

Just as Bambrick's car was facing the woman's Kluger on an angle, his foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator, resulting in his car taking off at such a force, it pushed the Kluger into the vehicle on the other side. …

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