Uninsured driver mows down woman on pedestrian crossing while rushing to collect BENEFITS… dodges jail

Balrram Singh left Kate Allan screaming in agony as he drove off to sign on and collect £67.50-a-week payment. When police caught up with him, he rushed off again to see on internet how he might be punished.


Balram Singh, 21, escaped jail after a hit-and-run on Kate Allan, 23, in Bristol

A hit-and-run driver mowed down a woman on a pedestrian crossing as he rushed to sign on and collect his benefit money.

Balram Singh sped through a red light and ploughed into Kate Allan as he raced to the job centre in Brentry, Bristol.

The 23-year-old victim narrowly managed to move her head from out of the path of the VW Polo’s wheels – but Singh drove off and left her screaming in agony on the road on December 29 last year.

However he has dodged a prison sentence after a judge accepted that Singh, 21, showed ‘genuine remorse’.

Bristol Crown Court heard that Singh ignored witnesses’ pleas to stop and drove off to a benefits office where he was late to collect a job seeker’s allowance payment, which is £67.50 a week.

And when police finally caught up with them, he said he drove off because he wanted to search the internet and see what would happen to him.

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