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Sisters paralysed in Northamptonshire crash ask 'when will we start feeling our legs again?’

Katrina and Karlina Raiba were paralysed from the waist down following the crash. Credit: Family handout

The family of two little girls who were left paralysed following a crash in Northamptonshire last year say they will never forgive the driver who caused the collision.

39-year-old Andrew Nay crashed into the family's car as he made a right-hand turn across oncoming traffic near Wellingborough - causing sisters Katrina and Karlina Raiba, aged five and eight, to suffer life-changing injuries last October.

Andrew Nay admitted four counts of causing injury by dangerous driving. Credit: PA

He was found guilty of causing injury by dangerous driving at Northampton Crown Court today.

Following the conviction, The Raiba family released a statement saying that their little girls still don't realise the magnitude of what's happened to them.

Andrew Nay’s reckless actions had devastating consequences for our two beautiful daughters.

Katrina and Karlina were happy, active children and he has robbed them of that.

We will never be able to forgive him. No sentence will be enough.

Every day they ask ‘when will we start feeling our legs again?’ They think it’s going to get better and it’s too hard to tell them.

– Family statement

The serious injury specialist who represented the Raiba family said it was one of the saddest cases he'd ever worked on.

“This is one of the most heartbreaking cases I have ever had to deal with," Richard Langton said.

"Nay was an experienced driver, yet his complete disregard for other road users has left two innocent children paralysed from the waist down."

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