Shocking moment hit-and-run Audi driver ploughs into teenager sending him 100 FEET through the air – leaving him with ‘horrendous’ life-changing injuries
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- Ahmed Yousef, 19, still requires intensive physiotherapy a year after incident
- Haider Azad Mirza, 21, drove his Audi A3 at speed into him in Derby last year
- Mirza has admitted four offences at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court
- He cracked the windscreen of his Audi A3 but sped off instead of stopping
This is the horrifying moment a 19-year-old pedestrian was sent flying more than 50ft in the air after being struck by a car in a shocking hit-and-run attack.
Ahmed Yousef, 19, still requires intensive physiotherapy a year after being seriously injured when Haider Azad Mirza, 21, drove his Audi A3 at speed into him in Derby.
Mirza has now admitted four offences at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court after hitting Mr Yousef, who was crossing the road at the time.
Mirza was at the wheel when he propelled the teenager through the air on November 5 last year at about 7.30pm – and cracked the windscreen of the car in the process.
Instead of stopping, Mirza sped off down the road, leaving Mr Yousef badly injured by the roadside – and police said at the time that the victim was ‘lucky to be alive’.
He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without a licence, failing to stop after a collision and using a vehicle with no insurance.
There were tears from family members in the public gallery as the details were read out in court.
Ahmed Yousef was seriously injured when Haider Azad Mirza drove his Audi at speed into him
Lynn Bickley, prosecuting, said: ‘It is a serious offence. Mr Yousef was crossing the road when he was hit by an Audi A3 at speed.
‘He was thrown a considerable distance through the air. This was all captured on CCTV.
‘Mr Yousef suffered horrendous injuries and had multiple fractures but he left him there at the side of the road.
‘The victim does not remember this collision but he recalls being treated by paramedics at the scene.
The 19-year-old pedestrian (pictured right) was sent flying more than 50ft in the air in Derby
‘He had fractures to his shoulder, injuries to his side and he broke his right knee. He still requires intensive physiotherapy for his injuries.
‘A witness was able to get a partial identification of the number plate.
‘The investigation revealed that the registration plate was false and a number of inquiries were involved to track the vehicle.’
Asif Munir, defending, said: ‘Mr Mirza has taken a decision which will impact on the next few years of his life.
He had fractures to his shoulder, injuries to his side and he broke his right knee in the incident
‘He pleaded guilty before the court and he has been making good progress on his 100 hours of work community order for a previous offence.
‘His family are here and they are appalled and disgusted with his behaviour but they have come to court today to support him.’
Magistrates considered bail conditions for half an hour.
After they returned, Mirza was remanded into custody where he will remain until his sentencing at Derby Crown Court on January 10 next year.