Sheffield bus stop crash driver sent to jail

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A YOUNG motorist who fled the scene after ploughing into a Sheffield bus stop - injuring eight passengers in the queue - has been jailed for four months and banned from driving.

Call centre manager Adil Riaz, aged 23, of Whiteways Road, Grimesthorpe, hung his head as district judge Tony Browne told him the matter was so serious he had to lock him up immediately.

Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said Riaz lost control of the silver BMW 3 series he’d bought the day before, and smashed into the bus stop outside the Northern General Hospital on Barnsley Road at 8.05pm on July 2.

The most severe injuries were suffered by cleaner Ewa Koncka, who almost had to have her foot amputated.

After the crash Riaz, of Whiteways Road, Grimesthorpe, and the other occupants of the car fled on foot.

For full story see The Star tomorrow.