Crash carnage dash-cam footage ‘gives driver nightmares’

A speeding driver suffered serious injuries and caused “absolute carnage” when he smashed into another vehicle breaking the rear axle and ripping off the two back wheels.

Mohammed Hasib was doing around 60mph on Bradford’s Canterbury Avenue when he crashed into a silver Renault Megane and then careered into two concrete bollards.

Both the Megane and his Honda Accord were written off in the collision at 9.30pm on May 24 last year, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

Hasib, 30, of Clarendon Court, Manningham, Bradford, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

He was spared an immediate prison sentence after the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Richard Mansell QC, heard that watching the footage of the crash gave him nightmares and he had learned his lesson.

Prosecutor Eddison Flint told the court that Hasib overtook a vehicle at speed, lost control of the Honda, crossed on to the wrong side of the road and smashed into the back of the Megane coming the opposite way.

The impact took the back wheels clean off the Megane, leaving the vehicle stranded in the road.

“There was an absolute carnage of metal,” Mr Flint said.

The front of the Honda was obliterated and Hasib was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver and passenger in the Megane were treated in hospital for whiplash.

Hasib, who had a previous conviction for dangerous driving, and driving without insurance, made no comment in his police interview.

His barrister, Giles Bridge, said he was well aware of the seriousness of his position.

He was the hardworking father of two children but might have his employment contract with the Arcadia Group cut short.

Judge Mansell said Hasib was going far too fast before “the forceful impact.”

“You admit that watching the footage gives you nightmares and so it should,” he said.

Hasib was lucky to be alive and not be left permanently disabled. He could have killed the two people in the Megane if his car hadn’t crossed the road before the collision, slamming into the back of it.

Judge Mansell said dangerous driving was a real problem in and around Bradford.

But Hasib was an intelligent man with bright career prospects who had insight into his offending.

“I hope you drive properly in the future,” Judge Mansell told him.

Hasib was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid work and a five day rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was banned from driving for 12 months and until he takes an extended retest.

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