Teenager jailed for ten years after driving his car at ex-girlfriend's new partner outside Solihull College - knocking down his two friends in the process.
Junaid Haq, 19, left his victims seriously injured after the incident which also saw him speeding into a house in White House Way.
Haq admitted two charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.
Birmingham Crown Court heard Haq, of Flint Green Road, Acocks Green, had used his car ‘as a weapon’ on November 15 last year after becoming angry his ex-girlfriend was dating fellow student Daanyaal Iqbal.
The defendant had made it clear he did not like her seeing another man and had been “stalking” her, said Dean Kershaw, prosecuting:
Mr Kershaw said there had been a confrontation at Solihull College between the defendant and Mr Iqbal - with Haq warning “watch what happens.”
After the threat Mr Iqbal left the campus along with friends Daniel Khan and Mohammed Naseem and got as far as White House Way when they heard a revving car behind.
Mr Kershaw said the defendant drove the car at speed in a direct line towards the three men before mounting the pavement and he did not attempt to brake, or to swerve.
Witnesses described hearing the revving of the engine and the men “being thrown completely over the car.”
The vehicle then crashed into the corner of a house, causing structural damage.
Mr Kershaw said Mr Iqbal could have been more seriously injured if Mr Khan had not pushed him out of the way.
Mr Khan suffered fractures to his knees, a broken arm and a mild brain injury while Mr Naseem suffered a fractured rib and vertebrae.
In passing sentence Judge Simon Drew QC told Haq:
Anand Beharrylal, defending, said Haq had been lacking in maturity and judgement and that it had been a “moment of madness.”