A 21-year-old driver who posed for a sick selfie after a head-on crash which put a grandmother-of-nine right into a wheelchair has been jailed for 2 years.

Connor Younger ploughed his modified Renault Clio into Barry and Jennifer Fleming’s Audi TT because the couple returned to Glasgow after a night drive in June 2017.

The callous teen then sat in his driver’s seat and snapped a sickening selfie as blood poured from his brow.

Mrs Fleming, 48, had her proper ankle snapped, her left foot injured and nonetheless faces amputation of her proper leg.

Connor Young, 21, took this selfie from the driver's seat of his souped up Renault Clio, while Barry Fleming struggled to free his wife Jennifer from their crumpled Audi TT in June 2017

Connor Younger, 21, took this selfie from the motive force’s seat of his souped up Renault Clio, whereas Barry Fleming struggled to free his spouse Jennifer from their crumpled Audi TT in June 2017

Mr and Mrs Fleming outside Stirling Sheriff Court, Mrs Fleming may still need to have her right leg amputated as she remains in a wheelchair nearly two years on from the horrific crash

Mr and Mrs Fleming outdoors Stirling Sheriff Court docket, Mrs Fleming should still must have her proper leg amputated as she stays in a wheelchair almost two years on from the horrific crash

Young's modified Renault Clio crumpled into the front of the Flemings' Audi TT after he swerved over double-white lines to overtake on the A833 near Falkirk

Younger’s modified Renault Clio crumpled into the entrance of the Flemings’ Audi TT after he swerved over double-white traces to overhaul on the A833 close to Falkirk

She spent days in hospital and was left with PTSD after the ‘excessive ache.’ 

Her husband Barry, 40, sustained a fractured sternum, collapsed lung, and accidents to his knee and shoulder, spent 5 nights in hospital, and can also face additional surgical procedure.

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Mr Fleming mentioned Younger’s automobile – which witnesses mentioned had a ‘very loud exhaust’ – had appeared all of the sudden in entrance of him because the teen swerved throughout double-white traces to overhaul.

Mr Fleming mentioned: ‘The airbags deployed, we noticed smoke, smelled oil, my spouse was hysterical.’

Mr Fleming mentioned he managed to get out, and pulled his spouse’s door open.

He mentioned: ‘She tried to get out however simply fell as a result of the bone was protruding out of the facet of her leg.’

He mentioned he appeared over to the place Younger was sitting in his Clio, holding his cellphone in entrance of his face.

A duplicate of the selfie he took was proven to the jury. 

Sheriff Simon Collins mentioned it was ‘uncertain at finest’ that they’d ever totally get well, and Mrs Fleming’s accidents had been ‘life altering’.

The collision, on the twisting single-carriageway A833 street not removed from the Falkirk Wheel, occurred about 9.10pm on June 28th, 2017.

Younger, of Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, appeared for sentence at Stirling Sheriff Court docket as we speak after a jury final month unanimously discovered him responsible of inflicting critical damage by harmful driving.

He had denied the cost, claiming he was merely driving carelessly, and maintained his place in a pre-sentencing interview.

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Sheriff Collins mentioned: ‘He advised social staff, that whereas regretting the accidents to Mr and Mrs Fleming, it was an ‘unlucky accident’ – 15 members of the jury had been happy his driving was harmful.’

He added: ‘Particularly this was the results of extreme pace. He was repeatedly overtaking or making an attempt to overhaul when it was unsafe over a comparatively lengthy distance.

‘In the end he crossed double-white traces on a blind bend inflicting a head-on collision that Mr Fleming, the motive force of the opposite automobile, was powerless to stop.

‘It’s stunning, maybe extraordinarily lucky, that no-one was killed.’

He rejected a plea from Younger’s solicitor-advocate, Martin Morrow, to maintain his shopper out of jail.

Young outside Stirling Sheriff Court today where he was jailed for two years after being found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

Younger outdoors Stirling Sheriff Court docket as we speak the place he was jailed for 2 years after being discovered responsible of inflicting critical damage by harmful driving

Mr Morrow mentioned Younger got here from a ‘first rate’ household and had good academic {qualifications} and had been assessed as ‘susceptible in publicity to a jail setting’.

He advised the sheriff: ‘That has a sure resonance. Your Lordship will concentrate on the current tough case of younger girl who was unable to deal with the jail setting and dedicated suicide.’

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Along with the jail time period, Younger was banned from driving for 3 years.. He confirmed no emotion as he was handcuffed by a police officer and led to the cells, however his mom wept on the general public benches.

Exterior courtroom, Mrs Fleming mentioned: ‘Hopefully in jail he’ll study a lesson about his driving. He has ruined our lives.’

Her husband referred to as for the regulation to be modified so harmful younger drivers confronted harder sentences. He mentioned: ‘The system is improper. I feel he deserved 5 years. That automobile in his palms was like a loaded gun.’

Final month, weeping as she gave proof from her wheelchair, Mrs Fleming mentioned it had been ‘a stunning night’ and she or he and Barry, who was driving, had simply turned again in direction of Glasgow when the collision occurred.

She mentioned: ‘I keep in mind Barry simply saying to me ‘Jen’! and I appeared up and noticed the automobile was coming head-on.

‘I did not even have time to say my husband’s title again to him earlier than he crashed into us.

‘Now I can not even push my two smallest grandchildren in a pram.’

Younger additionally spent a number of days in hospital with a damaged collar bone, knee, left wrist, and femur.


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