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Man jailed after colliding with pedestrian on crossing in Nottingham

A driver who collided with a woman on a Nottingham pedestrian crossing has received a custodial sentence.

Junaid Farrukh was behind the wheel of a BMW when he struck the victim as she walked across the crossing in Western Boulevard, close to Crown Island.

The collision left the woman with multiple bone fractures, including her spine.

Farrukh was arrested at the scene. He told officers he’d been following a friend through an amber light when the collision occurred on 26 January 2023.

Under the Highway Code, an amber light means stop unless it’s unsafe to do so.

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Farrukh, aged 29, formerly of Heatherwood Close, Oakwood, Derby, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by careless driving and was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (4 July).

He was jailed for nine months and disqualified from driving for two years and four months.

The court heard he was already in custody having been recalled to prison some time after the collision, having breached the terms of his licence in relation to a manslaughter conviction in 2016.

Following the sentencing hearing, Superintendent Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This case highlights the dangers of failing to stop at an amber or red light.

“The collision has had a profound impact on the victim and caused her a great deal of physical and psychological harm.

“I hope Farrukh uses his time in custody to reflect on his actions and realise the importance of obeying the Highway Code at all times.”

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