Rookie driver caused crash

A NEW driver who caused a crash which might have had fatal consequences, has avoided prison. 

Mohammed Sattar, 29, crashed his Nissan Micra into the back of a BMW at Heckmondwike Sports Club in April, 2015.

The collision sent the BMW through a barrier at the edge of the club’s cricket pitch, where members of the public were sitting.

One man, who was trapped under the barrier when it collapsed due to the force of the crash, sustained an injured ankle.

Another man was thrown into the air, Bradford Crown Court was told.

Sattar originally denied the offence but entered a guilty plea before his trial started.

He had been speeding in his car following a disturbance at the club which led him to crash into the back of the slow-moving BMW. Sattar, of Claremont, Heckmond-wike, was handed a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months and was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

He was also banned from driving for a year.

The court was told that Sattar had previously served prison sentences for robbery and wounding but that he had been out of trouble since 2012. His barrister Georgina Goring said: “He would like you to know how very sorry he is about this.

“He is particularly sorry for the injuries caused and the damage caused to the BMW.”

Recorder David Dixon told Sattar that he must be more responsible for his actions when behind the wheel of a car.

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