Can you believe this guy ? http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/one-eyed-van-driver-ran-over-scooter/story-e6frea6u-1225862040822 One-eyed van driver 'ran over scooter' Sean Fewster, Court Reporter From: AdelaideNow May 04, 2010 12:23PM Neil Spooner leaves the Magistrates Court after facing death by dangerous driving charges. Source: AdelaideNow A ONE-EYED delivery driver cannot blame his numerous vision problems for a suburban crash that killed a young scooter rider, a court has heard. Although Neil Spooner is missing his left eye and has reduced vision in his right, prosecutors today said that was no excuse for the death of Daniel Raphael. Mark Norman, prosecuting, told the District Court that Spooner simply failed to see and avoid Mr Raphael, and so crashed into him from behind. "Spooner has reduced horitzonal, peripheral vision in his remaining right eye," he said. "That does not explain why he failed to see Daniel, who was right in front of him. "He did not slow down, he did not brake, he did not swerve - he simply did not see Daniel at all." Spooner, 55, of Athelstone, is standing trial for causing death by dangerous driving. It is alleged that, in June 2006, his driving killed Mr Raphael on Unley Rd. Today, Mr Norman said Spooner was legally allowed to drive despite losing his left eye to diabetes. "He was working as a van driver, and was delivering urgent medical supplies to the Royal Adelaide Hospital," he said. "It was also his last delivery of the day - one of the issues, for this trial, is whether he was in a rush. "Even if he was not, he was certainly driving too fast for the road conditions on this day." That night, Unley Rd was poorly lit, wet from rain during the day, laboured with heavy traffic and clogged by parked cars. He said Spooner moved into the left-hand lane to pass a car, then merged back into the right-hand lane. It was then, he said, he crashed into Mr Raphael - who was stationery on his scooter in that lane, waiting to make a right-hand turn. Mr Norman said that, even at speed, Spooner would have had "three whole seconds" to see Mr Raphael before the crash. "Anyone with two eyes conducting that manoeuvre, in those conditions, is driving dangerously," he said. "For Spooner, therefore, it's inherently dangerous." The trial, before Judge Rauf Soulio, is continuing.