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Driver jailed after crashing into pedestrian

CCTV captured the moment Mr Yousef was hit by a car Credit: BPM Media

A driver who crashed into a pedestrian who was crossing a road in Derby, sending him more than 20 metres across the road, has been jailed.

Haider Mirza, who's 21 and of Crewe Street in Normanton, seriously injured Ahmed Yousef, who 29, when he drove his Audi A3 at speed at him in Normanton Road in 2017. Mr Yousef was left with life-changing injuries after the collision.

CCTV captured the moment Mirza's car hit Mr Yousef, sending him more than 20 metres across the road. He landed in the opposite direction further down the road, where passers-by run to his aid.

Mirza appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in December 2018. The court heard how at 7.30pm on November 5th 2017, he was at the wheel when his car hit Mr Yousef, who was crossing the road.

At that hearing, Mirza pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without a licence, failing to stop after a collision and using a vehicle with no insurance.

Judge Philip Wassall handed Mirza a sentence of 40 months youth custody and banned him from driving for 44 months.