Off-road driving instructor jailed for "road rage" that leaves two girls paralysed

Friday, May 27, 2016

 

A motorist, reportedly an off-road driving instructor, who has left two young girls paralysed after his company 4x4 smashed into their family car, has been jailed for four-and-a-half-years.

 

Andrew Nay, 39, was seen laughing along with a passenger, as he undertook a Mercedes in an attempt to follow a Mazda who belonged to a woman he was tailgating and "bullying.”

 

Nay, a Jaguar Land Rover manager, crashed into the Vauxhall as he made a right-hand turn across oncoming traffic.

 

In the car were Roberts Raibais and Renate Raiba, originally from Latvia, who suffered broken bones from the accident and said to be "completely shattered" by the accident.

 

Their two daughters Katrina Raiba, six, and her sister Karlina, eight, were left paralysed from the waist down.

 

The girl’s parents released a statement saying: "Andrew Nay's reckless actions had devastating consequences for our two beautiful daughters.

 

"Katrina and Karlina were happy, active children and he has robbed them of that. We will never be able to forgive him. Every day they ask 'when will we start feeling our legs again?' They think it's going to get better and it's too hard to tell them."

 

Nay, who has been told he will have to retake his driving test when he is out from prison, admitted four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, but denied that he had been chasing the Mazda prior to hitting the victims' Vauxhall Signum.

 

In evidence of his trial, Nay, claimed that he had noticed "nothing in particular" during his journey to the garden centre, however judge Adrienne Lucking QC rejected his testimony, ruling that "overwhelming" evidence showed that he was in pursuit of the Mazda.

 

Motorist Fraser Hope, whose Mercedes was undertaken by Nay, stated that "there were two gentlemen in the car" and that they looked as though they "were having a joke" and "having a laugh.”

 

Another witness to the crash, Leslie Miller, spoke about Nay's right-hand turn saying: "It was absolutely ridiculous. There was no reason why it couldn't have waited."

 

After contacting the DVSA they have confirmed that they have no record of Andrew Nay being an ADI.

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