Man sentenced to four years imprisonment after injuring a woman on a mobility scooter.
Steven Tucker, aged 28, from Ward End, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment and disqualified from driving for ten years, after he left a woman, aged 54, on a mobility scooter with critical injuries in a collision after driving off from a Coventry Road petrol station without paying for fuel on Friday 18th April.
Tucker admitted causing serious injury through dangerous driving after crashing into the woman while she was on her mobility scooter before fleeing the scene in a blue Hyundai estate.
Following the collision, members of the public on quad bikes surrounded Tucker a short distance away until police arrived.
Tucker also pleaded guilty to drink driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified and making off without payment at an earlier hearing which saw him sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday (28/08).
Detective Sergeant John-Paul Jacob, said: “The collision has had a devastating effect on the lady who was injured. Already disabled following a stroke some years ago, she spent three weeks in critical care followed by several months in Solihull Hospital and a care home for rehabilitation.
Before being injured she lived independently, but now needs additional care and, although she has almost recovered from the physical injuries, the psychological effect is far greater. She is scared to leave the house alone and will have to move closer to her parents for ongoing support as well as additional paid for care.”