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Police release CCTV footage showing the dangers of speeding

CCTV captured the moment Rigby's speeding car struck a pedestrian. Credit: Merseyside Police.

Police have released dramatic footage of the moment a car spun 180 degrees and careered into the path of a couple.

The incident took place in St Helens, Merseyside, last May when the driver of the red Vauxhall Corsa lost control while travelling at 40mph in a 30mph zone.

Beverley Finney, 34, was sent flying into the air across a driveway and into a concrete headpost in Haresfinch Road.

Miss Finney suffered life-changing facial scarring and other facial and skull fractures, while her boyfriend was also seriously injured in the collision on May 11.

On Wednesday, Henry Rigby, 19, from Harris Street, Dentons Green, St Helens, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 15 months in a Young Offenders Institute, suspended for two years, after he was convicted by a jury at an earlier hearing of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was also ordered to carry out 240 hours unpaid work, given a four month home curfew, banned from driving for three years and ordered to pay #750 compensation to each victim and #500 court costs.

Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit Inspector Mike McFall said: "The collision was totally avoidable and shows the very real consequences of motorists who exceed the speed limit.

“The collision was totally avoidable and shows the very real consequences of motorists who exceed the speed limit.

“Rigby was not previously known to police and his actions that day have had a devastating impact on the lives of his victims, as well as the impact on himself."

– Inspector Mike McFall, Merseyside Police