A DISQUALIFIED driver who seriously injured a woman pedestrian has been jailed.

Philip Bradley, of Halsnead Avenue, Whiston was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court today, Wednesday, October 14 to two years and one month in prison.

Bradley, 40, will also be disqualified for driving for three and a half years from when he is released.

At around 8.20pm on Wednesday, February 5, officers were called to the junction of Grosvenor Road and the A58, St Helens Road, to reports of a BMW 320 being in collision with a woman pedestrian in her 50s.

The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries, including a leg fracture, broken foot, and bruising to her legs and face. She stayed in hospital for more than two weeks due to the severity of her injuries. The car also collided with the gable end of a house, causing damage.

Bradley, the driver of the BMW, was arrested at scene and later charged with causing serious injury by driving whilst disqualified; driving without due care and attention; driving without insurance; and possession of a knife in a public place. The latter charge related to a Stanley knife found on the day of the collision.

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Speaking after the sentencing of Bradley, Constable Andy Roper from Merseyside Police's Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a horrifying incident which could have had even more devastating consequences for the victim.

“The victim sustained serious injuries which requires a long stay in hospital, as well as the significant ongoing physical and psychological impact this incident has caused since. We continue to support her and hope that today’s sentence aids the recovery process.

“Bradley knowingly got into the car whilst disqualified and holding no insurance, with little regard for the consequences of this decision. The manner of his driving made this an even more reckless journey, and it is pleasing to see him dealt with today.

“If you know of anyone who gets into a vehicle with no insurance, licence or whilst disqualified, I’d urge you to do the right thing and tell police, so we can prevent such incidents before they happen.”