Officers were in pursuit with dark coloured Mercedes which collied head-on with a Fiesta, sending the vehicle rolling on to a canal bridge, and finally coming to rest outside City Hospital, upside down just before 11pm on July 23, 2018.

Jamil Khan was jailed for 26 months and banned from driving for four years on Tuesday 13 August at Birmingham Crown Court.

Khan was caught on the camera of an unmarked police car alongside a BMW at a set of traffic lights on Hagley Road, Edgbaston.

When the lights changed the cars raced off hitting speeds of 75mph.

The officers followed Khan down the busy commuting route into Broad Street and refused to stop.

Khan went through a red light, undertook a car on a roundabout, and mounted a kerb as he accelerated to 60mph in a 20mph limit.

He carried on his mad pursuit, hitting 90mph in a 30mph zone, for three harrowing minutes, putting the lives of countless others at risk.

The dramatic chase only came to an end and Khan was cut free from the mangled wreck by the emergency services and transferred to hospital for treatment for a head injury.

Both his front seat passenger and the driver of the Fiesta sustained minor injuries in the crash.

The driver smelled strongly of alcohol and refused to allow a blood sample to be analysed.

Khan, of Rood End Road, Smethwick, was found guilty of dangerous driving, failing to allow a sample to be analysed and disqualified driving.

PC Dan Lynas, from West Midlands Police, said: “This was appalling driving from Khan, who was lucky to escape from the collision that he caused with his life.

“We welcome this sentence passed and hope it sends a strong message to drivers who are willing to put lives at risk by driving dangerously.”



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