€200 fine for driving with negligence and colliding with sulky – driver was injured and horse had to be put down

A 35-year-old man was found guilty of driving negligently and colliding with a sulky. As a result the driver of the sulky as well as his horse were injured, and in fact the horse had to be put down.

Carlos Falzon was charged that on 27 July 2014, at around 6.30pm in Triq id-Daħla ta’ San Tumas at Marsascala, he drove his vehicle in a negligent and dangerous manner causing damages to the detriment of Joseph Fenech.

Appearing in front of Magistrate Simone Grech, it results that while the owner of horse was passing through this road he felt an impact which threw him and his horse against a wall.

The driver kept going however his vehicle registration plate fell off and was picked up by the Police.

Falzon reported the incident to the Police station and while Fenech at first did not wish to press charges, however he changed his mind because the accused did not uphold a gentleman’s agreement to pay him for damages.

Magistrate Grech found Falzon guilty of negligent driving but not of dangerous driving and fined him €200.