Speeding Driver Almost Flips Car In Head-On Smash
A speeding driver has been jailed for 16 months after he smashed head-on into another motorist's car, leaving her with a number of injuries.
Shocking dash cam footage shows the Subaru Impreza flying down a road in Winterbourne, near Bristol, when it hurtles straight into an oncoming Ford Fiesta, which is on the opposite side of the road.
The driver of the Fiesta, Jodie Wynne, was left with four fractured ribs, a broken foot, broken leg bones and severe bruising after careless driver Samuel Tiley smashed into her on 6 February 2018.
In the clip, the Impreza, which had already dangerously overtaken one car and swerved right into the path of an oncoming bus, hits the Fiesta and ends up on two wheels before it crashes back down to the ground.
Twenty-four-year-old Tiley, from Yate, is believed to have been driving at around twice the legal speed limit when the crash occurred.
As the case appeared in court, one expert said Tiley must have been doing around 54-58mph in the 30mph zone and overtook at between 75 and 81mph through a 40mph zone.
Tiley pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving at Bristol Crown Court on 7 August - just one week after he had been caught driving at 70mph in a 50mph area.
Judge James Patrick told Tiley: "You were driving very fast when you should not have been.
"There is a very high degree of harm in this case."
He sentenced Tiley to 16 months in prison and banned him from driving for four years. He was told he would have take an extended driving test, before getting behind the wheel in future.
Tabitha Macfarlane, defending, said her client was a 'man of previous good character' who may have been struggling due the death of his mum, as it was around the time of her birthday when the incident occurred.
"He doesn't want to drive again," Macfarlane said. "He is really sorry. He is truly devastated for what he has done.
Victim Wynne told the court she had been unable to start a new job and can no longer straighten her leg or fully bend her knee.
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