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Man sentenced for dangerous driving after colliding with another vehicle at Harvey intersection

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Dojun Yoon, 22, was fined $500 over a crash in Harvey on the afternoon of August 3.
Camera IconDojun Yoon, 22, was fined $500 over a crash in Harvey on the afternoon of August 3. Credit: Sean Van Der Wielen/Harvey-Waroona Reporter

A man has been fined after he caused a crash by failing to stop his vehicle at an intersection.

Dojun Yoon, 22, was sentenced at Harvey Magistrates Court on September 4 after pleading guilty to one count of dangerous driving.

The prosecution told the court at 4.15pm on August 3, Mr Yoon was driving along Seventh Street in Harvey when he came to the intersection of Korejikup Avenue.

He failed to stop at a stop sign, driving straight through and colliding with the right-hand side of a blue Mitsubishi sedan which was travelling in a westerly direction.

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Mr Yoon and the driver of the other vehicle were taken by ambulance to Harvey Hospital.

Police later attended the hospital where Mr Yoon made admissions to the incident, stating “I didn’t see the stop sign”.

Speaking through a translator, Mr Yoon disputed what he said at the hospital but accepted responsibility for the incident.

“I got lost for half an hour . . . and I couldn’t remember whether there was a stop sign or not,” he said.

Mr Yoon told the court he was unconscious for “an hour or so” after the crash. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

Magistrate Michelle Harries accepted the incident was a lower-end offence and noted Mr Yoon had not been under the influence or been trying to drive recklessly.

“Unfortunately you went through a stop sign and that caused a serious incident,” she said.

“It was a matter of luck that no one was very seriously injured.”

Mr Yoon was fined $500 and ordered to pay police costs of $272.70.

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