Jimmy Tarbuck Faces Backlash After Car Crash and Fleeing Scene 

Jimmy Tarbuck Faces Backlash After Car Crash and Fleeing Scene 

Tarbuck’s Accident and Reckless Driving Accusations

Jimmy Tarbuck, the 83-year-old Liverpool comic, faced allegations of reckless driving following a collision with Iris Moulton’s blue Corsa Elegance last May in Coombe Gardens, New Malden.

The incident occurred near Tarbuck’s residence, resulting in significant damage to parked vehicles in the upscale southwest London neighborhood.

Dramatic CCTV Footage and Aftermath

Dramatic CCTV footage captured Tarbuck’s two-litre Lexus lifting off the road, rolling over a black car, and eventually colliding with several stationary vehicles.

Despite the impactful crash, the entertainer was seen driving away from the scene, leaving the wreckage behind. Mrs. Moulton, the car’s owner, expressed dismay over Tarbuck’s failure to stop, emphasizing the reckless driving witnessed by neighbors.

Victim’s Perspective and Financial Fallout

Mrs. Moulton, a carer for her MS-stricken husband, voiced her distress over the aftermath, expressing concern over Tarbuck’s lack of communication or acknowledgment post-accident. Having had to dip into her savings to purchase and insure a new car after the incident, she felt disregarded and stressed due to the upheaval caused by the crash, essential for her daily activities and caring responsibilities.

Legal Proceedings and Tarbuck’s Admission

During the court hearing at Lavender Hill Magistrates’, Tarbuck, though absent in court, admitted driving without due care, failing to stop after the accident, and neglecting to report the crash. He cited personal reasons, including his sister’s recent passing, for not stopping at the scene. Despite acknowledging his actions and expressing inability to explain them, Tarbuck faced legal consequences, including fines and endorsement on his driving license.

Career and Personal Fallout

Tarbuck, known for his extensive showbiz career spanning six decades, including hosting prominent television programs, now faces legal repercussions and public scrutiny following the crash incident and subsequent legal proceedings.

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