Man jailed following fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth

14 June 2018
A man who collided with a pedestrian before driving off has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Christopher Jeffreys, 34 and of Sandbanks Road in Poole, pleaded guilty to driving without due care or attention and failing to stop after a road accident and was sentenced at Poole Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 6 June 2018.

He was also banned from driving for 12 months, with his ban to commence following his release from prison.

At around 3.55pm on Thursday 12 January 2017 police were called to Ashley Road opposite the bus depot at the Sovereign Centre following a report that a woman had been struck by a vehicle which had failed to stop at the scene.

The victim - a 20-year-old woman from Bournemouth - was hit by Jeffreys' silver Skoda Octavia when she was crossing the road, throwing her onto the bonnet and then into the road. 

The vehicle carried on toward Holdenhurst Road and did not stop at the scene.

The victim sustained a broken ankle and severe bruising to her legs and ribs as a result of the incident.

Police Constable Mel Rooney, of Boscombe police, said: “Jeffreys' careless driving left the victim with some nasty injuries. He clearly knew a collision occurred, but failed to stop at the scene, showing little regard for her welfare.

"This case serves as a reminder of the serious consequences of failing to observe the law when getting behind the wheel of a car."
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