'Running late for work' leads to traffic crash, fine

A WOMAN who collided her Mitsubishi Lancer into the rear of a Nissan Patrol was fined $750 in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday.

Nicole Elizabeth Baker pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention after police attended a traffic crash on Bolsover St on October 15.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Manon Barwick told the court police attended the scene at 10.30am where the front of the defendant's car had significant damage.

Baker told police she was running late for work and was distracted by retrieving her parking swipe card from the floor.

She said she didn't know if her eyes remained on the road and thought she braked heavily enough.

"It was a matter of running late and not paying attention," she told the court.



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