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Driver who broke worker's legs while driving in closed lane in West Berkshire jailed



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A man has been jailed for dangerous driving in West Berkshire after hitting a road worker in a closed lane, breaking five bones in his legs.

Frank Nyantakyi, 34, from Reading, was sentenced to three years and three months in prison at Reading Crown Court last Friday.

Nyantakyi pleaded guilty to one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving at the same court on May 3.

Nyantakyi has been jailed for more than three years (57378049)
Nyantakyi has been jailed for more than three years (57378049)

The incident took place on May 6 last year on the A4 Theale bypass.

At around 9.55pm, a silver Volkswagen Golf being driven by Nyantakyi drove in a closed lane on the bypass.

The car hit a road worker, a man in his fifties, who suffered fractures to five bones in his legs and muscle and tissue damage to both legs.

Nyantakyi's vehicle after the accident (57378047)
Nyantakyi's vehicle after the accident (57378047)

Nyantakyi was charged on July 21 last year.

Detective Constable Joy Jarvis, of the Joint Operations Serious Collision Investigation Unit, based at Three Mile Cross police station, said: “This was a tragic incident in which a man suffered from serious, life-changing injuries.

“Nyantakyi will now have to serve a prison sentence as a result of this appalling driving and when he is released, he will be disqualified from driving and will need to take an extended test in order to regain his licence.

“Thames Valley Police will never tolerate driving of this nature and will always look to bring offenders to justice.”

Other offences relating to the incident were discontinued but taken into account at sentencing.



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