A young driver mowed down a teaching assistant when he mounted the pavement while “showing off” in the 3.2 litre BMW given to him two months earlier by his father as a graduation present.
Victim Julie Doswell pushed her daughter and friend aside before being pinned to a wall.
The 48-year-old almost lost a leg in ‘catastrophic injuries’ suffered when 23-year-old Subhan Nawaz careered into her in Dudley.
Nawaz, who was jailed for two-and-half years yesterday, was “fishtailing” with smoke pouring from the screeching tyres of the BMW M3 convertible when he lost control in High Street.
The sports car veered onto the pavement mowing down Mrs Doswell, her 15-year-old daughter Alex and friend Lucy Waterson who had just left The Venue restaurant at 10.30pm, prosecutor Miss Helena Miller told Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Mrs Doswell tried to push the other two pedestrians out of the way as the BMW sped towards them on July 6. The teenager and other woman were not badly hurt but Mrs Doswell was trapped against the wall of the building by the car which reversed off the pavement and parked close by.
She suffered multiple fractures and spent three months in hospital. She must have further treatment but skin grafts and reconstructive surgery saved the leg.
A police collision expert said the driver could have reduced the impact of the crash by taking his foot off the accelerator.
Mrs Doswell, who said Nawaz was showing off, was not in court but said in a statement: “My life has been turned upside down and I am totally dependent on my husband. I have started to suffer panic attacks and have depression and mood swings that require medication. I am not sure what the future holds and whether I will be able to return to work which is very upsetting.”
She revealed the effect of the accident on her daughter who suffers from autism. The statement concluded: “She has problems coping with this and did not deserve this needless and totally negligent trauma.”
Mr Andrew Molloy, defending, said: “This vehicle had been given to him by his father who very much regrets the present.”
Nawaz, from Wellington Road, Dudley admitted dangerous driving and inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Recorder Stuart Sprawson, who also banned Nawaz from driving for five years told him: “Your driving and loss of control turned the car into a weapon.”