Jail and ban for Chatteris man who caused head-on crash on A141 near Wimblington by dangerous driving

PUBLISHED: 15:40 14 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:27 14 August 2015

The wreckages of the two cars following the crash.

The wreckages of the two cars following the crash.

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A man has been jailed for a year and banned from driving for causing a head-on crash on the A141 that left another driver with serious injuries.

The wreckages of the two cars following the crash.The wreckages of the two cars following the crash.

Robert Wing, 26, decided to overtake in his Volkgwagen GTi while driving along the A141 Isle of Ely Way, Wimblington, at about 6.40pm on October 24 last year.

However, he collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle, also a Volswagen GTi, being driven by a man from Longstanton, now aged 69.

Both men suffered serious injuries and were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The victim has not fully recovered and still makes regular visits to the hospital for treatment.

Wing, of Park Street, Chatteris, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and possession of cannabis, which was found in his vehicle following the collision.

The wreckages of the two cars following the crash.The wreckages of the two cars following the crash.

On Tuesday, at Cambridge Crown Court, he was jailed, disqualified from driving for four years and given a £100 victim surcharge.

Pc Andy Coop, who investigated the crash, said: “Wing’s overtaking manoeuvre was reckless and dangerous and it could easily have resulted in a fatal crash.

“This is reflected in the prison sentence and I hope it gives some comfort to the victim, whose life has been severely affected by the collision and is still recovering his health.”

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