Biker thrown into the air by raging drink driver

Biker thrown into the air by raging drink driver

Biker thrown into the air by raging drink driver

A man has received life-changing injuries after he was thrown 20 feet into the air following a collision with a drink driver.

Jamie Sullivan, 43, is alleged to have been under the influence of alcohol when he angrily drove home following an argument with his girlfriend on May 5 last year.

Sullivan hit the biker after he attempted to overtake another vehicle on Howlett Road in Cleethorpes.

The biker was then thrown over the car and thrown 20 feet into the air before crashing to the ground.

He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where he woke up a week later having sustained a brain injury, a broken fibula and tibia, fractures to his spine, leg, pelvis, left wrist and shoulder.

A report confirmed that he has suffered from life-changing injuries.

Prior to the collision, Sullivan, had already been involved in a road-rage incident where he got out of his car and assaulted a 17-year-old boy, before threatening a woman.

Appearing at Grimsby Crown Court on Friday 23 October, Sullivan cried in the dock.

Mitigating, Philip Standfast, said:

“He realises he must bear the responsibility for this for the rest of his life.

“He remained at the scene, other drivers may have left. He did not shy away from the fact he had.

“In his first interview he said the motorbike was not showing its lights, which was his recollection but when he was shown otherwise from the dash-cam in the second interview he expressed that he was very sorry for what he had done.

I hope that helps the victim realise the defendant is conscious of the injury he has caused and will continue to cause him. Perhaps, he can never fully understand as no one in his position will but by no means is he not conscious of the extent of the injuries he has caused.”

Jamie Sullivan was found guilty of dangerous driving, driving over the prescribed limit and common assault.

He was handed a prison sentence of three years and two months and disqualified from driving for three years.

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