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Plea over school fence crash

Accident: Paramedics treat the male victim before he was taken to Wollongong Hospital. Officers said the crash was an accident and not the result of speed or alcohol.
Nanjing Night Net

A Wollongong woman has pleaded guilty to negligent driving after her car mounted the kerb and drove throughthe fence of her local primary schoolduring afternoon pick-up, sending a parent sprawling.

AlemtsehayMebratumistookher car’saccelerator for the brake on the afternoon of May 20 last year, causing her vehicle to career through the boundary fence of Wollongong PublicSchool.

A male parent waiting to pick up his child was hit from behind by the fence and thrown forward, hitting the pavement and fracturing his leg and ankle, which later required surgery.

A police statement to the court acknowledgedthe crash was an accident, with police sayingMebratu was “visibly shaken” and greatly concerned for the victim.

She will be sentenced later this month.

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