Man hit by car but didn’t remember

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A Portadown man who woke up with four broken toes on his foot could not remember getting hit by a car the previous night, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

Adrian John Hughes (21), Churchill Park, Portadown, was fined £150, with a £15 offender’s levy, for jaywalking on July 21 last year.

The court heard that around 7.20pm an injury road traffic collision took place on the Garvaghy Road in Portadown.

A male was lying flat on the road in front of a vehicle which had a damaged nearside wing mirror.

Hughes was heavily intoxicated and was not able to say what happened.

There was a cut on the back of his head.

The driver said the defendant had fallen onto the road in front of him.

Witnesses said that Hughes was stumbling along the road. He was heavily intoxicated and making no attempt to get off the road.

Hughes could not remember what happened because of his intoxication. He woke with a sore right foot with four broken toes.

He believed this was because of the collision but he could not remember.