Lewisham drink-driver jailed after Keston crash left woman with life-threatening injuries

News Shopper: George Carney crashed the car in Westerham Road, Keston, in February. George Carney crashed the car in Westerham Road, Keston, in February.

A DRINK-DRIVER from Lewisham has been jailed after a car crash in Keston which left a young woman with life-threatening injuries.

George Carney, aged 20, of Grangemill Road, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court to 20 months in prison.

On February 2, at 3.40am, he was driving a grey Fiat Punto in Westerham Road.

The car left the road on the stretch known as the chicken farm bends, went down a steep verge and smashed into a tree.

Carney suffered minor injuries and was arrested shortly after.

One of the backseat passengers, a 20-year-old woman, was taken to Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, with life-threatening head, pelvis and internal injuries.

The other backseat passenger, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to the same hospital with less serious injuries.

A 19-year-old man who was a front-seat passenger was taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, suffering from minor injuries.

Carney pleaded guilty to drink-driving, dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

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