A driver who had been banned from driving smashed into a family vehicle, seriously injuring a woman during a high speed police chase, heard Birmingham Crown Court.

The court was told, after the accident, Aftab Nawaz, 35, years old fled the scene leaving a woman severly injured.

Nawaz was see by the police dangerously driving a Citroen car in Sparkbrook. He sped through two junctions driving way over the speed limit.

The banned driver was being chased by the police for his dangerous driving until he crashed into Mohammad Anwar’s Toyota Corolla, causing both cars to spin 180 degrees smashing into a side road.

The court heard, Nawaz was only concerned for himself, he did not stop to see if the other people that he crashed into were okay.

He fled to a car repair store where he shut the garage doors and tried to conceal the drugs he was carrying.

Birmingham Crown Court were told, victim Mohammad Anwar was taking his wife Sugra Sultan and his two kids home at the time of the crash. His wife suffered multiple injuries.

She suffered a bruising to her lungs that led to a fluid build up, fractured a bone in her ear and she suffered a seizure at the time of the collision.

Aftab Nawaz of Winson Green, was known to the police and had been previously convicted of multiple charges. He was convicted of fraud, possessing cocaine, driving while disqualified and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Nawaz was sentenced to three and half years at Birmingham Crown Court and was also handed a two year driving ban which will take effect when he is released from prison.

Victim Sugra Sultan who suffered multiple injuries remained in hospital for a few days for treatment.

She said she still gets traumatic flashbacks of the crash and has a hard time getting into cars due to fear of what had happened to her and her family.

Husband Mohammad Anwar and his two children also said they are suffering psychologically after the collision.

In passing sentence Judge Murray Creed said: ”There is no doubt that on that day you were aware you were being followed by a marked police car.

”You drove through the junction and caught the Corolla broadside.

”The photos depict graphically what the impact must have been for these two vehicles to end up in the way they did.

”It was aggressive driving. You gave no thought to other road users.

”Despite the clear possibility of injury to the occupants in the other car you showed no thought for them.

”This was an extremely frightening incident.”

Aftab’s defence lawyer said, the dangerous driving of his client was for a short period and it was not the worse of its kind and there were no long term complications

He further added his client did not accelerate and was driving at 40mph when the collision happened.

Road accident statistics for 2017: There have been 147,490 people who were slightly injured and 27,101 who were seriously injured or killed.