A teenager has been jailed for 20 months after pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a head-on collision in Limpsfield in October 2018.
Jason Shaw, 18, who also pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis, was also given a 70 month driving ban with an extended test requirement when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (30 August).
A Volkswagen Polo, driven by Shaw, was travelling on the wrong side of the carriageway when he collided head-on with a Ford S-Max travelling in the opposite direction just after 1pm on 7 October 2018 in Pollards Wood Hill.
Both Shaw and his passenger suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision and were taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
Sergeant Rachel Wilcox from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “The evidence showed that Shaw had overtaken on the wrong side of the road on a blind bend, before driving into the opposite carriageway and colliding head-on with the S-Max.
“Shaw’s reckless driving has not only resulted in him suffering serious injuries, but his passenger has also had to undergo months of treatment for the injuries he sustained. A custodial sentence will ensure that he faces the consequences for his completely irresponsible actions and also shows that if you are caught driving dangerously, you will be dealt with robustly.”