A STOURBRIDGE man has been jailed after losing control of a BMW which seriously injured a woman, causing her to lose her unborn baby.

Aqeel Ahmed, of Shepherds Brook Road, Stourbridge, was jailed on July 11 at Wolverhampton Crown Court for dangerous driving, which happened on the afternoon of June 27 last year.

The 20-year-old lost control of the BMW 1 series he was driving on Junction Road, Stourbridge, mounting the pavement and hitting an 18-year-old woman who was out walking her dog with her brother.

Ahmed, who was disqualified from driving and uninsured at the time, initially got out of the vehicle to speak with the victim’s brother but then he ran off from the scene before police arrived.

Officers quickly traced the vehicle, which was insured to Ahmed’s mother, and he was arrested later that day.

His victim suffered several injuries after being hit, including a head wound which was considered potentially life-threatening at the time.

She was also 20 weeks pregnant but sadly lost her baby because of the crash.

Over a year later, she is still working through the process of recovering from the crash.

Ahmed initially denied he was the driver but police linked him to the offence following a thorough review of CCTV footage and witness testimony resulting in a positive identification.

He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by disqualified driving.

He received three and a half years in prison for the dangerous driving charge and two years for the disqualified driving offence. Both sentences will run concurrently, meaning he will serve three and half years in prison in total.

He was also banned from driving for 42 months.

DC Chris Ridge from West Midlands Police’s Central Motorway Policing Group said: “Aqeel Ahmed’s irresponsible behaviour that day resulted in a woman being seriously injured and the tragic loss of the baby she was carrying.

“She has suffered both physical and emotional trauma but has shown tremendous resilience as she has attempted to move on with her life.

“She has a loving family behind her and I’m grateful for the support they gave us throughout our investigation. 

“Ahmed shouldn’t even have been on the road that day as he selfishly chose to ignore the driving ban, he was serving but he’s going to prison now and I hope he takes the time there to reflect on his actions.”