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Pensioner crashed into pedestrian in car park - leading to leg amputation - after pressing wrong pedal

A man who crushed a pedestrian with his car, leading to part of his leg having to be amputated, has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

FILE - In this March 18, 2009 file photo a BMW logo is photographed on a wheel of a BMW car prior the annual balance press conference in Munich, southern Germany. BMW said Thursday, March 8, 2012, it increased net profit by 51 percent last year to euro 4.9 billion (US dollar 6.43 billion) as it benefitted from strong demand for its luxury cars and SUVs in China and an economic recovery in the United States. Revenues rose 14 percent to euro 68.82 billion, as the number of cars and SUVs sold in China increased 38 percent to 233,600. Sales rose 14 percent in the United States, where the company sold more than 340,000 vehicles. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Andrew Spencer suffered 'life threatening' injuries during the ordeal at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, on December 23, 2021, Stafford Crown Court heard yesterday.

Mr Spencer had been stood at the boot of his car when Sushil Obhrai arrived in his electric BMW.

The court heard that while Obhrai was trying to park he pressed on the accelerator, instead of the brake pedal, and his vehicle travelled into the back of Mr Spencer's car.

"You trapped Mr Spencer between the bonnet of your car and the boot of his, crushing the lower part of his body," Judge Kristina Montgomery KC said.