BMW driver who hit pedestrians and double-decker bus outside Kingston train station disqualified for six months

Wimbledon Guardian: Crash: BMW driver Shibo Li has been disqualified and fined Crash: BMW driver Shibo Li has been disqualified and fined

A BMW driver who drove the wrong way across Kingston’s one-way system, hit three pedestrians and crashed into a double-decker bus last summer has been disqualified from driving.

Shibo Li, 49, runs Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Fife Road and lives in Melrose Avenue, Wimbledon.

He admitted driving without due care and attention when he appeared at Lavender Hill Magstrates’ Court in December, the Metropolitan Police said today.

Wimbledon Guardian:

Li, 49, pictured left.

After the crash outside Kingston train station a woman was airlifted from Cromwell Road bus station with severe leg injuries.

Two other pedestrians were taken to Kingston Hospital – one of them a war refugee from Syria.

Wimbledon Guardian:

Li originally blamed a cyclist who he said had spooked him after a collision in Fife Road.

The cyclist sustained an injury after going across the car's bonnet, according to court papers.

Li said the day after the crash last July: “I was panicked and lost control of the car.

“He started shouting and caused my panic.

“It happened really quickly and I didn’t have any time to think about it. I was shocked and shaking.

“I think people cycling, they need to pay due attention. There are too many bicycle people on the road."

Magistrates disqualified Li from driving for six months and fined him £300 after his appearance on December 10.

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1:55pm Fri 10 Jan 14

mr-bjp says...

Another lenient sentence. He should have been banned for life.
Another lenient sentence. He should have been banned for life. mr-bjp
  • Score: 15

2:22pm Fri 10 Jan 14

DB says...

I agree it is too lenient. It is clear that this was a very dangerous short cut that this idiot used all the time.

Still, 6 months ban is better than nothing.
I agree it is too lenient. It is clear that this was a very dangerous short cut that this idiot used all the time. Still, 6 months ban is better than nothing. DB
  • Score: 0

11:21am Sat 11 Jan 14

buggsie says...

Should have been banned for life - although I agree with what Mr Li says about free loader cyclists.
Should have been banned for life - although I agree with what Mr Li says about free loader cyclists. buggsie
  • Score: -19

6:33pm Sun 12 Jan 14

MakeThisWorldABetterPlace says...

"I agree with what Mr Li says about free loader cyclists."

I have a car at home for which I pay VED, insurance and residents parking permit, yet I choose to cycle for most of my journeys around London, as cycling is fast, convenient, clean, emits no CO2 and reduces congestion. How does that make me a freeloader?
"I agree with what Mr Li says about free loader cyclists." I have a car at home for which I pay VED, insurance and residents parking permit, yet I choose to cycle for most of my journeys around London, as cycling is fast, convenient, clean, emits no CO2 and reduces congestion. How does that make me a freeloader? MakeThisWorldABetterPlace
  • Score: 9

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