A NURSE ran over a female police officer and drove away after being stopped for speeding.
Abiola Akilla, 51, had no license or insurance as she ran both wheels over PC Caroline Green.
She was caught driving her son’s VW Polo at 81 km/h in a 40 km/h zone with her young daughter behind her.
PC Green left her speed trap onto the roof of the car and told Akilla to stay while she checked her license plate.
But Akilla said she was in a hurry, pulled back onto the road and knocked down the police officer in front of her as she tried to grab the camera.
She narrowly missed her head, leaving her consciousness, but in agony, near Grey’s. Essex, in October 2020.
PC Green said: “When I asked someone on the radio for help, she drove over me.
“Her front wheel went over my ankle, then she rode up my leg. I was in so much pain I thought she broke my leg.
“I fell back and hit my head on the concrete and she went over my ribs and right shoulder.
“I had a crushing feeling all over my body and screamed in pain.
“She was so close to my head, and between the first and second wheels going over me, I managed to get into a fetal position. Then the rear wheel went over my legs, my pelvis and my stomach.”
PC green sustained a flail chest injury with two broken ribs and three broken ribs, abrasions and swellings on the right hand, a cut on the head and ligament damage on the right ankle.
She also had concussion symptoms for months and was later diagnosed with PTSD.
Unable to radio for help, PC Green had to wait for another motorist to pull over and help.
Rescuers found her lying on the street in severe pain.
The Basildon Crown Court was told Akilla “went away and never looked back”.
She originally untruthed to the officer that she had both a driver’s license and insurance, but said the car was not in her name.
Akilla admitted the cause serious injuries due to dangerous driving and driving without qualification and without insurance.
She was imprisoned for 15 months, with an additional 15 months being served on licence. She was also given a six-year driving ban.
PC Green, who did not return to the front policecalled the judgment a small price to pay.
She added, “I’ve been through 17 months of hell, mentally and physically, and I’m going through it — it’s like a life sentence for me.”
Akilla arrived dish today with her family and entered the dock crying, but didn’t respond when Judge Samantha Leigh was shown harrowing bodycam footage of her car driving over the officer.
Her defense called it a moment of insanity, adding:
“She made her first mistake getting in the car at all. She was pressed for time and it didn’t help that she was very tired. She was overwhelmed.
“Under the circumstances, it is clear that she must have been in complete panic when she was stopped.
“Her head must have been swimming, she was petrified. It was irrational and completely bizarre.”
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