A young man was fined for driving offences – five days after he was killed along with his brother in a horror car crash .
Sam Nobbs, 20, was travelling in a black Honda Civic when it collided with a van on the A140 near Norwich, Norfolk, last week.
He and his 23-year-old sibling Shane – who was also in the car – tragically died at the scene of the crash at Horsham St Faith.
The van driver, meanwhile, suffered serious, ‘life-changing’ injuries.
Sam had been due to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, but magistrates were not told he had passed away.
He was convicted of motoring offences after he failed to turn up to the court.
He was fined £660 for driving without supervision while only having a provisional licence and having no insurance in Great Yarmouth on July 7.
He also had his licence endorsed with six points and was ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £66 victim surcharge.
Now, the young man’s grieving loved ones have expressed their outrage that he was convicted and fined in his absence after his death.
Sam’s girlfriend Jasmine Colk, 18, said: “I feel disgusted that they’ve proceeded with this court hearing.
“It’s been all in the news and the newspaper and you would have thought that they would have known he’s not here any more.
“To carry on doing something like that when the person isn’t here is disgusting and disrespectful to the family.
“We’re going through a hard enough time as it is.
“I feel pretty disgusted with the courts.”
She added that Sam’s parents did not want their sons’ names being ‘dragged through the mud’ because they were ‘good people’.
A spokesman for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) said: “Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Sam Nobbs.
“At the time this case was listed, Norwich Magistrates’ Court was unaware of his death.
“We would encourage the family of Mr Nobbs to contact us at a time of convenience so we can arrange for the penalty points and fine to be set aside.”
A Norfolk police spokesman said officers were responsible for summonsing an individual to court for offences.
But he said it was not up to them whether a case would be heard.
A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said the case was ‘handled by the police, not the CPS’.
Sam and Shane, who were described as being close, were both killed after their car collided with the red LDV Maxus at around 8am last Saturday.
A week on, the unidentified van driver, who is in his 40s, is described as being in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
Bouquets of flowers and two cans of beer have been left to Sam and Shane at the scene of the crash, which police are investigating.
The siblings’ mum, Lisa Nobbs, described them as “fun loving”.
Speaking last week, she said: “They lived life to the max. They always looked after me and put a smile on my face.
“My fridge will always be full now because they won’t be here to eat my chocolate.
“I will miss waking up in the morning and my sons asking me for a coffee and a fag.
“They will always be in my heart, my two little rays of sunshine. Sleep tight babies, lots of love always and forever, mum.”
The brothers’ dad. Mark, added: “I have lost my little bodyguards, when I got in trouble they protected me.”
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Source: Mirror UK