A teenage woman was left in a wheelchair six weeks after she was cut out of her car in a horror crash with a banned hit and run driver.
The 18-year-old had her pelvis broken in three places, her hip and sternum fractured and lungs bruised after she was smashed into by Karl Goddard, 29.
She had been in her blue Peugot 107 when the powerful silver Audi A4 smashed into her car shunting it onto the pavement and into a garden wall.
Goddard, then ran off leaving the teenager trapped in her car and who had to be cut free from the wreckage by firefighters.
The teenager still has to use a wheelchair as she recovers from her injuries sustained in the Remembrance Day smash in Frimley, Surrey.
She said: “I spent 5 days in hospital as I had suffered quite a few injuries.
“My pelvis was broken in three places, my hip was fractured, my sternum was fractured and my lungs were bruised.
“I am now back at home but still in pain. I find it difficult to get about and need help with basic tasks.”
Goddard of Aldershot was jailed for 17 weeks after he pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, failing to report an accident and driving without insurance at Staines Magistrates Court.
He was given an additional 16 month’s driving ban.
PC Dan Fuller of the Surrey Police Roads Policing Unit said: “This is a reminder to anyone considering driving while disqualified that you can be caught.
“There will be a good reason you’re disqualified, so not only could you receive a prison sentence, you’ll have your period of disqualification extended too.
“If you’re disqualified from driving and you need to be somewhere, seek alternative means of transport.
“The woman involved in this collision was seriously injured and suffered multiple broken bones.
“Her life has been temporarily changed as a result of the collision. Fortunately, it could have been much worse.
“This man is now behind bars and unable to cause harm to others.”
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