A teenager from Dudley has been jailed after deliberately driving her mother’s car into her ex-boyfriend, a girl with him and then injuring two more people at a bus stop last August.
On the 14th August, following an argument with her ex-boyfriend, Lydia Baya, 18, took her mother’s car and drove at the 19-year-old, and a 16-year-old girl with him, on Pershore Road in Birmingham.
After deliberately knocking the pair down, the vehicle crashed into a bus stop injuring two more pedestrians.
CCTV footage from an approaching bus captured the Renault Captur as it came to stop on the pavement, where Baya left it and walked off.
Members of the public and passengers from the bus rushed to the aid of the victims, who were all treated in hospital.
Police said that a 58-year-old woman suffered a shattered pelvis and is left in fear of going outside her own home.
A 45-year-old woman received cuts and bruises, as did the ex-boyfriend and the girl, which they have fortunately recovered from.
Baya was arrested a short distance away on suspicion of attempted murder.
On 17th November at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Baya pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Yesterday, Wednesday 6th January, Baya, was sentenced to three and a half years for attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and two and a half years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving to run concurrently.
She has been banned from driving for 12 months on her release and will be required to take an extended test before being allowed behind the wheel again.
DC Andy Jones, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said:
“The consequences of Baya’s uncontrollable rage that day was catastrophic.
“It is by pure chance that the victims’ injuries were not more serious or even fatal.”
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