A four-year-old boy was left with a broken pelvis when a woman lit a red light and knocked on it.
Sania Nadeem, 24, has received a suspended sentence after last year’s incident.
Daniel Hayes was walking along the Mass Bankway, Bolton, With his younger brother Elliott and friend Anne McGravey on November 9, 2020 at about 5 p.m., said Prosecution Barrister Bob Sastre. Bolton Crown Court.
They were waiting for the green man to come to a pedestrian crossing, and Elliott crossed the street and ran a little ahead of Daniel and Annie. Because it is a red light and therefore safe to cross, a black BMW driven by Nadeem came from his left and crashed into the Elite.
Of The court Elliott was “thrown into the air” and Daniel feared he would die. He was also calling his mother when he was lying on the street.
Nadeem got out of his car and was heard on the phone telling emergency services: “I’m doing 30 miles per hour and hit a little boy.”
When confronted, Nadeem insisted he did not drive with a red light, but CCTV footage in court confirmed he did.
After checking, Police It turned out that Nadeem had a valid license and insurance, and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
According to Mr Sastre, Nadeem, who was sobbing at some of the sentencing hearings, was “very upset and asked how Elliott was doing”.
Elliott was taken there. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. With a broken pelvis, a cut in his left ear and an injury to the parietal area of his skull.
He spent four days in hospital and has since recovered “incredibly well,” according to his mother, Nicola Jones.
In the victim’s statement, he added that since the incident, Elliott has occasional pain in his left ear and is careful not to cross the street, but his recovery is such that he has been able to attend school this year. Won a race on sports day.
Nadeem of Clyde Street has no previous conviction and has admitted to causing serious injury by dangerous driving in the first place.
Defending, Helena Williams told the court that Nadeem had mental health problems due to increasing abuse and had recently set up her own domestic abuse charity, Sec Me.
Just before the incident, she received a call from an abusive ex-partner and Ms Williams said it affected her mood and she could explain to some extent while she was upset while driving. ۔
Ms. Williams added that Nadeem is pursuing a master’s degree in criminology and is in a course for first class honors.
Judge Graeme Smith sentenced Nadeem to 16 months in prison, suspended for two years.
He said: “What happened on November 9, 2020 can be called the worst nightmare of every parent and in that case the worst nightmare of every older sister.
“They were crossing the road at a designated crossing point, waiting for the lights to change.
“Then Daniel saw his younger brother being thrown into the air by a car that never stopped or slowed down.
“It never happened to me, so I can’t imagine how horrible it would be for Daniel.”
“Fortunately, Elliott has fully recovered, but certainly in the early hours and days, there would have been a clear fear.”
Judge Smith banned Nadeem from driving for two years and imposed seven points on his license.
He will also have to pass an extended test before being allowed to drive again, and will have to complete 30 days of rehabilitation activities.