Man avoids jail after causing horrific collision which left taxi driver seriously injured

Image credit:Twitter-Greater Manchester Traffic Police

A man has avoided being sent to prison after a judge sentenced him to 16 months suspended for 2 years.

Stephen Andrews, 41, from Standish, was sentenced for causing serious injury of a taxi driver by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

Andrews was speeding while dangerously overtaking a slower moving vehicle. While doing so he caused a head on collision with a taxi driver.

He then fled the scene, leaving the taxi driver, a father of a newly born baby, trapped in his cab with serious injuries.

On top of his suspended sentence, he was also ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work, as well as pay £10,000 to the victim.

Image credit: Twitter-Greater Manchester Traffic Police

Andrews was also disqualified from driving for two years.

Speaking of the committal sheet, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Traffic Police, said: "I had to read the committal sheet twice myself! It has to be paid in full within 6 months which will come in handy for the victim who hasn't been able to work since the incident.

"It's certainly one of the highest awards I've ever seen which puts the victim first."

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