Leeds family’s fury at hit and run sentence

Aidan Clynes at his home in Middleton, Leeds.

Aidan Clynes at his home in Middleton, Leeds.

A hit and run victim has spoken of his disbelief after the driver who left him fighting for his life was spared jail.

Aidan Clynes, 18, is still recovering nearly a year after he was hit by a car driven by Abid Hussain, 52, on Dewsbury Road in Tingley.

The smash, on March 29, left him with two broken legs, a broken neck, ribs, collar bone, shoulder blade and bruised lungs. While police appealed for the driver to come forward, Aidan was fighting for his life in intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary. He spent 40 days in hospital, where surgeons pinned the bones in his leg and fitted a head brace to his broken neck.


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