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A Queensland traffic camera has been suspended for one day after a driver who allegedly failed to stop for a pedestrian fell on his foot while the camera was filming the event.
Key points:The driver is facing a charge of negligent driving causing injury to a pedestrian in the Cairns suburb of LarkfieldThe camera was installed at Larkfields Road in the early hours of Sunday morningAfter failing to stop, the driver allegedly went back on the road and was fined $250He has been issued with a $150 fine and will face a court hearing on Wednesday afternoonThe driver, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly went on the wrong side of the road, hit his foot and fell to the ground.
The camera caught the incident on video, which was later posted online.
The Cairnes District Council issued the driver a ticket for failing to prevent a pedestrian from walking.
A council spokeswoman said the camera has also been suspended.
“It’s a one-day suspension, it’s not a week-on-week suspension,” she said.
“The council has been in discussions with the driver over the past few days and they are reviewing what happened and taking the necessary action.”
At this stage we don’t believe the driver is in breach of the law.
“There’s been a review and we’ll take the appropriate action once we have more information.”
The council’s inspector has been sent to the man’s home.
“I don’t know if he’s going to be charged or what we’ll find out,” she added.
“We’ve got a number of outstanding cases and we’re also working with the CCTV to make sure we can identify people who are driving under the influence of drugs.”
If we find that the person has been drinking and driving and is driving while under the limit of the alcohol limit, we’ll suspend them and then if we find it is a person who’s driving under that limit, then we’ll prosecute them.
“The ABC understands the man is facing several charges.
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