Schoolboy, 14, left for dead after being launched into the air by 60mph hit and run driver

Will Metcalfe
Contributor

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This is the horrifying moment a teenage boy somersaulted four times in the air after being struck by a driver speeding at nearly 60mph in a residential street.

Seconds later CCTV cameras also caught police officers frantically performing CPR on Ibrahim Ahmed, 14, has he lay stricken in the road.

Miraculously the youngster survived but was left with life-changing injuries.

The shocking video was released by police after the Mohammed Casim Hussain, 20, has been jailed for 16 months for being behind the wheel of the car.

Mohammed Casim Hussain has been jailed for 16 months for being behind the wheel of the car which struck 14-year-old Ibrahim Ahmed and sent him somersaulting four times as he crossed the road in Luton. (SWNS)
Mohammed Casim Hussain has been jailed for 16 months for being behind the wheel of the car which struck 14-year-old Ibrahim Ahmed and sent him somersaulting four times as he crossed the road in Luton. (SWNS)
Mohammed Casim Hussain has been jailed for 16 months for being behind the wheel of the car which struck 14-year-old Ibrahim Ahmed and sent him somersaulting four times as he crossed the road in Luton. (SWNS)

Hussain was evading police at the time of the incident and travelling at speeds of nearly 60mph – well in excess of the 20mph limit in the middle of the carriageway.

An armed police unit had become suspicious of the silver Volkswagen Golf and tried to stop it.

Officers ended their pursuit of the vehicle in Luton, Beds, and immediately called an ambulance and began giving first aid to the teenager at around 4.00pm on March 14 last year.

The young teenager was taken to hospital with extremely serious injuries including multiple broken bones, organ damage and internal bleeding.

Hussain, from Southampton, Hants, who abandoned his vehicle moments after the collision, was captured on CCTV discarding his jumper in a nearby school.

CCTV captured the incident and a crowd of onlookers gave the 14-year-old first aid at the scene.

The driver then convinced a family member to contact police and report his vehicle as stolen.

At Luton Crown Court yesterday, (tues), Hussain was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Sergeant James Thorne, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: “Instead of pulling over in a safe and responsible way, Hussain decided to flee and drove in a dangerous manner that placed numerous people at risk of serious harm.

“His actions ultimately led to a 14-year-old boy being struck at high speed and left for dead.

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Hussain has been jailed for 16 months for the incident. He was driving at up to 60mph in a 20mph zone when he hit the teenager.
Hussain was shown fleeing the scene after he sent the schoolboy flying.

“The pursuing officers did the right thing and stopped – without doubt, their medical intervention saved the life of this young boy.

“While Hussain continued to try and avoid capture, a thorough and professional investigation led to his arrest, conviction and sentencing we have seen today.

“Throughout all of this, I would like to reiterate my praise and admiration for the bravery of the victim.

“His life changed that day, and he continues to have a positive outlook on life and strives for a full recovery.”