A 24-year-old in Bingley, Bradford, has been jailed for two years for causing a four-car pileup which injured his own brother.
Qaiser Aziz was reportedly overtaking and weaving in and out of traffic at speeds estimated to be around 90mph, after picking up his 16-year-old brother from school.
After losing control, his Volkswagen Golf smashed into a white Mercedes Benz Sprinter van travelling in the opposite direction.
Four cars were involved in total, including a red Renault Megane, a grey Volkswagen Beetle, Mr Aziz’s Golf and the Mercedes Sprinter, which was also towing a trailer.
Medics reported that Mr Aziz’s brother had sustained serious injuries, and had to be cut out of the car by firefighters and flown to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. His injuries included a shattered right wrist and fractures to his left hand.
A witness had described Mr Aziz’s car as “travelling towards him like a missile”, and estimated his speed to be between 80 and 90mph shortly before the crash.
Mr Aziz was banned from driving for six months and jailed for two years after pleading guilty to two counts of speeding, driving without due care and attention, and using a mobile phone while driving.
Upon the verdict, Judge Roger Thomas said: “This was a bad smash indeed. Your brother was badly injured, he suffered serious injuries.”
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