Driver jailed after Cromford crash leaves woman with broken legs

Samuel Gregory. Picture: Derbyshire Constabulary.
Samuel Gregory. Picture: Derbyshire Constabulary.

A young driver who crashed his car into a pedestrian and left her with two broken legs has been jailed.

Samuel Gregory, 24, was driving his Skoda Fabia down Cromford Hill when he lost control and struck a 64-year-old woman.

The crash happened close to the entrance to Dene Quarry at about 7.40pm on January 15, 2015.

It left the pedestrian with two broken legs, several broken ribs and a head injury.

She was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where she spent time recuperating from her injuries.

Gregory, of Moorside, Cromford, pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court to a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was jailed for 16 months and banned from driving for three years.

After that he will have to take an extended driving test before he is able to drive.