Imprisonment and driving ban for driver in hit-and-run that left footballer with serious injuries

A driver who left footballer Shaun Whiter seriously injured on the side of the road in a hit-and-run accident has been sentenced to 40 months in prison and a five-year driving ban. Jan Adamec will also be required to take an extended driving test after the ban.

Shaun Whiter was helping a friend change a tyre when Mr Adamec struck their vehicle in July 2016. The driver pleaded guilty of serious injury by dangerous driving last month. Shaun suffered a double amputation as a result of the accident and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment.

Nichola Fosler, Partner at Stewarts, who is representing Shaun said:

“We welcome today’s sentence, which will allow Shaun to move on from the accident and focus instead on the rehabilitation journey ahead.”



Press coverage:

The Mirror – Footballer who had BOTH legs amputated after hit and run vows to walk down the aisle

Daily Mail – Footballer injured in crash vows he will walk bride down the aisle

Sky News – Prison For Driver Who Cost Young Footballer His Legs

ITV News – Jail for driver who caused footballer leg amputation



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