A Peterborough dad-of-six who lost his leg in a horror crash has slammed the 15-month prison sentence given the driver who left him crippled for life.
Delivery man Anwar Ahmed, (45), of Gladstone Street, Peterborough, was unloading bread outside a shop when Keith Davies ploughed his Mini Cooper into the back of him in May last year.
Fifteen months is not enough for what he has done, for these sort of injuries. He has ruined my life and my family’s life.Anwar Ahmed
Davies had illegally undertaken another motorist in a road rage clash and left his victim with horrific injuries.
Mr Ahmed’s life was saved by two police officers who used first aid techniques picked up from television programmes like Grey’s Anatomy.
The femoral artery in his right leg was broken and he suffered a large wound to his back and side, leaving some of his internal organs exposed and on the road.
At one point his wife Rihana and family were told he only had a 50 per cent chance of survival but he lived after hours of complicated surgery although he lost his right leg.
He has been told it may not be possible for him to have a prosthetic leg fitted due to the nature of his injury.
He was the only one in his family who could drive but will no longer be able to get behind a wheel and he cannot walk very far due to continuing pain.
Davies, (61), pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was also banned from driving for four years at Cambridge Crown Court.
But Mr Ahmed said: “Fifteen months is not enough for what he has done, for these sort of injuries.
“He has ruined my life and my family’s life. My wife is really upset. She thinks 15 months is nothing.”
The court heard how Davies accelerated in the inside lane to undertake another motorist whose manoeuvre had him moments before in Cambridge.
Davies, from Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire, had made gestures and flashed his lights at the driver who overtook him before revving his engine, undertaking traffic and colliding with Mr Ahmed.
Peter Horgan, mitigating, said the few moments that Davies lost control will sit heavy on his shoulders for the rest of his life’.
Judge Mark Lucraft QC acknowledged Davies’ “impeccable driving record” but also noted that the impact of the incident had been “devastating.”
He added: “Nothing I can say or do can take matters back to that day.”
PC Andy Gardiner and special constable Thomas Guy are to get Royal Humane Society certificates of commendation for their heroic efforts in saving Mr Ahmed.
Special constable Guy kept him awake by talking to him, while PC Gardiner managed to stem the bleeding.
PC Gardiner, who was called to the incident at the end of a night shift, said he did what he had seen on Grey’s Anatomy.
He said: “I saw Mr Ahmed on the side of the road with serious injuries and lots of blood. I ran and got the first aid kit.
“I called the control room and said ‘I don’t think he is going to survive this’.
PC Gardiner placed an organ back into Mr Ahmed’s body before using bandages to apply pressure to the wound.
He added: “It was the most serious injury that I have seen. We were so thrilled that he survived it.”
Mr Ahmed, who blanked out at the scene and woke up seven weeks later in intensive care, said: “Thank you is not enough for what they have done.”