Lewisham drink-driver jailed after Keston crash left woman with life-threatening injuries (From News Shopper)
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Lewisham drink-driver jailed after Keston crash left woman with life-threatening injuries
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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