Murdoch: L-plater found guilty after causing crash which left a car on fire

Murdoch: L-plater found guilty after causing crash which left a car on fire

AN L-plater has been fined over $1800 for careless driving and failing to stop after causing an accident in Murdoch last year.

Ali Akhlaghi pleaded guilty to having no authority to drive, being the driver of a vehicle involved in an incident where property was damaged, failing to stop as required to do so and careless driving at the Fremantle Magistrates court today .

Akhlaghi, a 21-year-old from Melbourne, was on holiday in Perth on September 21 last year.

He was driving down Murdoch Drive in the right hand lane before trying to change lanes in order to turn left.

He changed lanes with insufficient time and collided with a vehicle travelling south.

The vehicle that was hit caught fire and Akhlaghi left the scene without returning.

When he was spoken to by police he gave a full admission.

Akhlaghi had no qualified driver in the car with him at the time.

Akhlaghi said he didn’t stop because he was in shock.

He was fined $200 for having no authority to drive, $800 for careless driving and $600 for failing to stop as required to do so along with court costs of $205.30.