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27 May 2016, 13:20
A Jaguar Land Rover driver who smashed his company 4x4 into an oncoming family car during a road rage chase, paralysing two young sisters, has been jailed for four and a half years.
Katrina and Karlina Raiba, now aged eight and six, were left with spinal cord injuries after the devastating crash on the A509 in Wellingborough, on Oct 3rd, 2015.
The family have released dashboard footage to serve as a warning to other dangerous drivers, see it here: http://bit.ly/1sekjMv
Northampton Crown Court heard that Jaguar Land Rover manager Andrew Nay was "bullying" a woman driving a Mazda people carrier before the smash happened.
Video footage played to the court - and later released by the family - shows Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, pulling right across a junction in his Land Rover Discovery into the path of the victims' Vauxhall Signum.
He admitted four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, but denied chasing the Mazda before the crash.
Judge Adrienne Lucking QC said: "This was a prolonged, persistent and deliberate course of very bad driving.
No sentence I can pass will ever feel like enough for this family.
Addressing Nay, she said: "You maintained an account that was incredible and inconsistent."
Reading a letter from Nay, Mr Kraehling-Smith said:
"I am truly sorry for all the hurt, pain and devastation that I have caused to Mr Raibais, his wife and children.
Never did I intend to cause the accident, to cause so much pain and upset. It upsets me greatly knowing that I have.
I wake up knowing what I have done and hate myself. I wish I could change things. I know these words do nothing to help but I am truly sorry for everything."
Mr & Mrs Raiba have released their car's dashboard camera footage of the moment of impact to serve as a warning to other dangerous drivers.