Portsmouth mum fined over £1,500 after fracturing teenager’s skull in school run crash

A WOMAN from Portsmouth who ran over a 16-year-old while driving without a licence has appeared in court.

Rebecca Morse, 32, of Burrill Avenue, Cosham, hit a 16-year-old boy in Highbury Road while doing the school run, leaving him with a fractured skull.

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The court heard that Morse's driving licence had expired and she did not have any insurance for the vehicle.

She had failed to slow down as she turned into Highbury Way, and was doing the school run with young children at the time.

Yesterday, she appeared at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court, after being found guilty of driving without due care and attention, driving otherwise in accordance with a licence and having no insurance.

Morse was fined a total of £1,540 for the three charges, and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and court costs of £85.

She has also been disqualified from driving for one year.

Hampshire Road Policing Unit PC Chris Powling said: ‘This lady got into a vehicle and drove without any insurance or a valid driving licence.

‘She put herself, the young children in the car and other road users at risk because she thought it would be okay just to run a quick errand.

‘The victim in this case was just a young lad who was on his way to the gym first thing in the morning. He sustained a very serious injury as a result of Rebecca Morse’s recklessness.

‘It was clearly not worth the risk.’