Dudley man jailed for injuring two pedestrians

A Dudley man has been jailed for two years after causing life-changing injuries to two people when he drove into them as they were crossing the road in High Street, Rowley Regis, last New Year’s Eve. 

Asha Mehmood, of Coppice Lane, Quarry Bank, sped away after colliding with a man and woman but returned a short time later and identified himself to police as having been involved. An investigation revealed that the 22-year-old had been driving at no less than 50mph as he approached them. 

On Wednesday 7th September, at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Mehmood was sentenced to two years in prison. He was also disqualified from driving for two years to follow his prison sentence and will be required to take an extended retest before being allowed behind the wheel again. 

The family of the injured man and woman who were at the court yesterday, said they felt the judge was fair in his sentencing and now hope that they can concentrate on their recovery. PC Damian Gibson, from the regional Collision Investigation Unit, said:

"This highlights the fact care and consideration should be given at all times in obeying the speed limits. Driving at excessive speeds in built up areas even when drivers think it is quiet and the roads are empty, is very dangerous.  

"This was an avoidable collision had Mr Mehmood been driving within the speed limit."

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