Published On: Fri, Jan 23rd, 2015 on 4:37 pm

‘Heartless’ driver who crashed car and left injured family inside jailed

Umbar Ali

Umbar Ali. Image: West Yorkshire Police.

A Bradford man who crashed his car by driving dangerously and then ran off leaving members of his own family seriously injured inside has been jailed.

Umbar Ali, 40, of Acre Lane, Eccleshill, had to be traced by police after fleeing the scene of an accident on 22 March last year when his Vauxhall Zafira collided with an Alfa Romeo in Queens Road, Shipley.

At Bradford Crown Court today, Ali was sentenced to four years and nine months after he was found guilty of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and having no insurance.

Ali left two women in the vehicle including his wife, along with three of his children.

One child was just 13 months old.

The occupants of the Alfa Romeo, a husband and wife, also required hospital treatment for serious injuries.

Speaking after Ali had been sentenced, Sergeant Rick Lyon of the Western Area Roads Policing Unit, said: “Ali not only caused the crash with his dangerous driving, he then fled the scene leaving a number of people with serious injuries – which included members of his own family.

“His heartless actions have today been rewarded with a prison sentence, which demonstrates that leaving the scene of a road accident is a serious offence and one that will be dealt with robustly by police and the courts.”

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