Man jailed after he drove past a female student and drove away, seriously injuring her

Gregory Scott, whose driving record was ‘absolutely brutal’ was jailed for three years for the incident

A man who overtook a 12-year-old schoolgirl in his Range Rover before pulling her off the ground and speeding, leaving her in a critical condition has been jailed.

Gregory Scott, who has an “absolutely brutal” control record, was reversing his gray Range Rover the wrong way along a busy road in Islington on the afternoon of June 20, 2019, when he collided with a young girl walking home from school learn.

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The girl was dragged under the rear wheel of the car and trapped.

Scott stopped the car and took the girl away but instead of helping her, he got into his motorcycle and fled the scene at high speed.

The girl was hospitalized for many months after that

Immediately after the accident, staff from a nearby GP surgery joined a number of witnesses, all of whom rushed to the girl’s aid until emergency services came.

The girl was taken to North London hospital in a life-threatening condition, where she lay for several months and where she continues to receive treatment for her injuries.

Officers from the Road and Traffic Policy Command from Meet the police, started an urgent investigation to track down the driver.

Their investigations, including license plate recognition, subsequently identified 58-year-old Scott as the driver of the vehicle and he was arrested in February 2020.

He replied “no comment” in police interviews, but was charged and later pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Scott, of no fixed address, appears to have admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

On Friday, January 21, Scott was sentenced to three years in prison and also banned from driving for 11 and a half years and will have to pass a lengthy test before being allowed back on the road.

Scott’s actions were ‘reckless and selfish’

Detective Constable Dariusz Alexander, who worked on the investigation, said: “Scott’s actions were reckless and selfish.

“He left a young girl with serious injuries fighting for her life by the side of the road as he focused on protecting himself by evading the police.

“The victim continues to recover from the physical and emotional impact of the collision and I would like to commend her bravery for the support she has shown to officers during the investigation. I hope this outcome will allow her and her family to close a bit. ”

DC Alexander added: “In her remarks, the judge noted the seriousness of the offense and described Scott’s past driving record as ‘absolutely heinous’.

“I also want to commend the actions of some of the residents who were in the area at the time of the collision and rushed to help the victim, as well as the witnesses who supported us throughout the investigation. .”

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