Driver passed out at the wheel because he was fasting for Ramadan

Wells Road, Glastonbury, where the collision happened
Wells Road, Glastonbury, the place the collision occurred in May (Picture: Google Street View)

A motorist has been banned from driving after he collapsed at the wheel and crashed into oncoming visitors.

Yeahur Rahman, 25, had not eaten or drunk something for greater than 12 hours because he was observing Ramadan when he misplaced consciousness.

His Vauxhall Mokka hit a Volvo being pushed by a person and his spouse on May 6 in Somerset.

Prosecutor Suzie Butler mentioned: ‘The [Volvo driver] tried to maneuver all his wheels onto a grass verge nevertheless it was not sufficient and the defendant collided along with his passenger door and his car went right into a ditch and turned over onto its roof.

‘The [Volvo driver] needed to be reduce out of his car and the defendant mentioned he couldn’t keep in mind something other than passing out.

‘He mentioned he was on Ramadan and had not eaten for hours which may have triggered him to move out.

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‘It is believed he did not take enough care of his wellbeing before setting off and therefore endangered other people’s lives.’

Rahman conceded that he was dehydrated and had not taken hayfever tablets because he was fasting however felt okay to driver.

Defending him Neil Priest mentioned: ‘It was the first day of Ramadan and he was making certain he was strongly adhering to his faith in that he wouldn’t eat and drink till the related instances of 9pm.

‘He was very sincere with the police when he mentioned he had merely passed out and was dehydrated however this has by no means occurred to him earlier than.

‘He is utterly remorseful and thanks god that nothing worse happened in this accident.’

Rahman was banned from driving for 4 months and ordered to pay practically £700 in courtroom prices and compensation.

Chair Susan Hanson mentioned: ‘I am sure you are aware how serious this was and you or the other people involved could have been killed.’

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