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.