Man jailed after causing Regent Street crash into church which injured thirteen people including two babies

A man has been jailed after speeding through Leeds city centre and causing a crash which trapped a mother and baby and injuring 13 people.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th May 2021, 6:36 pm

It happened in Regent Street in September 2019.

Leeds Crown Court heard how Kamran Khan, 29, of Markham Avenue, Rawdon, was driving an Audi RS6 that collided at speed with a Peugeot 508.

The Peugeot 508 then crashed into the UCKG Help Centre (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God).

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Kamran Khan, 29, of Markham Avenue, Rawdon, was jailed for three years and banned from driving for six.

Eight pedestrians inside and outside the church building were injured, including a one-year-old in a pram which was trapped between the car and wall.

Most of these injuries were minor but one woman suffered a serious injury to the foot.

Five people in the Peugeot, including another baby, were also injured.

A female passenger in the car suffered serious injuries.

She required emergency surgery.

Kamran Khan pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was sentenced to three years imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court earlier this month.

He was also banned from driving for six and a half years.

PC Steve Harrison, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “While sentencing him, Judge Mairs repeatedly talked about Khan’s flagrant disregard for traffic laws.

“On that rainy day back in September 2019, Khan chose to drive over twice the speed limit and caused a crash which injured multiple adults and children. It is sheer luck that only two people were seriously injured and that the consequences were not even more serious.

“The court were told Khan had a previous conviction for a drug driving offence and had cannabis in his system at the time of this collision.

“Khan has been jailed for his actions and I hope this sends a clear message of the dangers and consequences of driving at excessive speeds whilst under the influence of drugs.