Man jailed for dangerous driving in Wellesbourne - The Leamington Observer

Man jailed for dangerous driving in Wellesbourne

Leamington Editorial 19th Dec, 2023 Updated: 19th Dec, 2023   0

A MAN has been jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a dramatic crash in Wellesbourne.

Twenty four year-old Tadiwanashe Everjoy Matemadombo, of Gun Lane, Coventry was sentenced to 20 months, banned from driving for 24 months and ordered to pay a £156 victim surcharge after appearing at Warwick Crown Court.

In a scene akin to a movie, Matemadombo, who was 22 years-old at the time, lost control of the Vauxhall Astra he was driving, hitting the middle of a roundabout and was propelled off the ground passing over a parked car, through a brick built garage and over the garden behind it into an adjacent residential garden where the car landed on its side.

It happened at 3.30am on July 4 2021 on the A429 at the junction with Bradley Walk as he was driving with two female passengers after leaving a party in Ettington.

The speed of the vehicle has been calculated from CCTV footage to be 84mph in a 40mph area.

His two passengers, both now aged 24, suffered serious injuries.

Police arrived to find Matemadombo still in the vehicle.

While the front seat passenger managed to get herself out of the car, the rear seat passenger was unconscious and was rescued from the car by police officers.

All three occupants were taken to hospital for assessment and treatment.

PC Drew Ballantyne said “The standard of Mr Matemadombo’s driving fell far below that of a reasonable and competent driver – it was dangerous.

“He had no consideration for his passengers or the public. After he left hospital officers were unable to locate Mr Matemadombo for some time.

“I am pleased that he has now faced the court where he pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving. We hope the two female passengers take some comfort from the sentence.”


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