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Man jailed following serious collision in West Bromwich

A man has today (25 October) been jailed after a woman was left with life changing injuries following a collision in Great Bridge Street, West Bromwich in May this year. 

Aldo Turja was travelling along Great Bridge Street in his Ford Focus when he attempted to make a U-turn manoeuvre. 

Aldo Turja
Turja has been jailed for serious injury by dangerous driving

Halfway through the turn, the 29-year-old lost control of his car before mounting the pavement, striking a pedestrian and travelling straight into a wall. 

Members of the public encouraged Turja to stay at the scene before emergency services were called.  

The 59-year-old pedestrian was rushed to hospital where sadly due to the severity of injuries to her legs, she was forced to have part of one leg amputated. 

Turja, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and today at Wolverhampton Crown Court, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the forces Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a tragic case where a woman’s life has drastically changed because of the actions of this man.

“No sentence will ever compensate for the quality of life she has been left with, but I hope this outcome highlights the responsibility every driver has when they are behind the wheel.”

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