Posted: Thu 15th Dec 2022

Disqualified driver from Flintshire who seriously injured a number of people in head-on collision has been jailed

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 15th, 2022

A man from Flintshire who caused a head-on collision that left a number of people seriously injured has been jailed.

Gavin Andrew Evans appeared at Mold Crown Court on Thursday, December 15 where he was sentenced to three and a half-years imprisonment.

The 36-year-old of Queen Street, Treuddyn, had earlier been found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by driving whilst disqualified.

During the hearing, the court was told that Evans, who did not hold a valid driving licence or insurance, was driving a Vauxhall Cavalier whilst over twice the legal limit for cannabis, when it collided with a Vauxhall Agila at around 7pm on the B5430 between Rhydtalog and The Moors Inn crossroads on 4 October 2020.

Evans had two passengers in his car at the time, and as he drove towards Gwynfryn, the vehicle he was driving collided head on with the Vauxhall Agila which was going in the opposite direction.

Following the collision, the driver of the Agila, a 30-year-old woman from Mold, was rushed to hospital in Stoke where it was found she had sustained a catalogue of serious injuries and her condition was described as critical.

Both passengers of the Cavalier, including the driver, Gavin Evans, also sustained significant life-threatening injuries and spent several weeks in hospital.

Following the sentencing, Senior Investigating Officer, Sgt Meurig Jones of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Evans had no consideration for others as he drove dangerously that evening. It is only by sheer luck that this wasn’t a multiple fatal road traffic collision investigation.”

“This case highlights the devastating consequences of such a poor standard of driving and the serious, often life-changing repercussions that this can have on other road users. The nature of their injuries will have long-lasting effects on them all.”

“The significant delay in bringing this case to Court was due to the injuries sustained. The case also highlights the benefits of dash cam footage to our investigations.”

“Evans is now behind bars facing the consequences of his completely reckless actions.”

“In addition to his prison sentence, Evans was also disqualified from driving for six years and nine months.”

If you know of someone who is driving whilst disqualified please let us know – either call us on 101 or report it to us online via https://orlo.uk/8amKB

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