Aug 30 2012 by Ian Proctor, Harrow Observer
AN UNSUPERVISED learner driver who collided with a minibus before careering into a jewelry shop - while her young child was unbuckled in the back - could be disqualified from driving.
Provisional licence holder Amaal Nuur, 41, of St Andrews Avenue, Harrow, was behind the wheel of a Nissan Micra in Ealing Road, Wembley, at 9.45am on January 27 when the hatchback shot across the road and smashed into a reversing red minibus, mounted the pavement and cut up a bus before shooting back across the carriageway, mounting the pavement on the opposite side of the road and hitting the shutters of a shopfront where it came to a stop.
Prosecutor Mavis Ramkissoon told Willesden Magistrates' Court on Tuesday last week: "She did say that she had lost control of the vehicle.
"There was no supervision or L-plates displayed. She was questioned about that by an officer and she accepted that.
"And the child was said to be unsecured."
Nuur admitted by post on August 6 to driving without due care and attention, driving otherwise in according with a licence - by not displaying learner plates and being unaccompanied by a qualified passenger - and to driving with a four-year-old child sat in the rear of the car without a seatbelt.
Nuur, who has a clean provisional licence, was not present at last week's hearing, having written to the court to say she would be abroad and urging the court to pass sentence in her absence.
The magistrates instead adjourned sentencing until October 1 to give her the opportunity to attend in person and explain her personal circumstances because, they said, a driving ban remains a possible punishment.