An Iraqi asylum seeker in Britain driving without a valid license when he caused a crash that paralyzed a pensioner has walked free from court
Peshrau Mohammed, 31, an asylum-seeker from Iraq, ploughed into a car being driven by Vivian Sadler, 65, as she returned home in October last year from seeing her seventh grandchild for the first time. She had been driving in the opposite direction as he attempted to overtake two vehicles.
Mrs Sadler, from Bedale, North Yorkshire, has spent the past 11 months in hospital and can breathe only with the help of a ventilator.
But despite her injuries Mr Mohammed, who entered Britain in October 2002 and who now lives in Middlesbrough, was only banned from driving for three years and placed under a night-time curfew order for 90 days after pleading guilty to careless driving.
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SO, HOW MUCH DID THIS ASYLUM SEEKER, WHO DIDN'T HAVE A DRIVING LICENCE, HAVE TO PAY FOR PARALYSING A GRAN IN SMASH? A WHOPPING £45
Asylum seeker who paralysed a pensioner in car crash escapes jail