Clare Cassidy Wiki
Clare Cassidy Biography
Who was Clare Cassidy?
Clare Cassidy, 31, was speeding in her BMW 118D when she hit Yasmin Jenkins, 29, who was racing in Stockport, Greater Manchester, with her boyfriend Philip Mott to raise money for the NHS on April 18 last year. .
Ms. Jenkins was thrown into the air by the force of the impact, which took place on Styal Road in Gatley, despite a desperate attempt by Mr. Mott to save her.
Investigations revealed that Cassidy had been on her mobile phone behind the wheel of her car in the moments leading up to the accident and had not slowed down at road crossings.
She was also found to have 186 micrograms (mg) of benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in 100 milliliters of blood. The legal limit is 50 mg.
At Minshull Street Crown Court, Cassidy of Didsbury faced up to five years in jail after she admitted to causing serious injuries while driving dangerously.
She but she received a two-year sentence, suspended for 18 months, after claiming that she had mental health problems that led to her being admitted to the Priory rehabilitation clinic.
In a statement, he told police: ‘I’m still fighting now and my throat hurts if I talk too much. I needed a drainage procedure by making a hole in my skull and I had CT scans and MRIs done.
It got to the point where I couldn’t have any more due to excessive radiation exposure.
‘He had a DVT in the vein in his right leg. I had a left ankle fracture that caused a foot drop and severe nerve damage. It caused damage to my entire right side. I couldn’t walk like before. He had blurred vision and loss of speech. There was damage from the tubes running down my throat, causing the loss of my voice.
‘I couldn’t eat or drink. I have cognitive problems. I will not fully recover from my injuries. Three parts of my brain have been damaged. I struggle to remember things. ‘
Prosecutor Helena Williams said:
Mr. Mott crossed the street and called Ms. Jenkins to get her attention, but she did not hear him because she was wearing headphones.
Then Mrs. Jenkins saw where she was and waited for them to pass before crossing herself. Mrs. Jenkins was two feet from the side of the road. Mr. Mott turned to face her and was ten feet from her.
He ‘he saw a black vehicle driving at high speed, but he couldn’t move fast enough to get to Miss Jenkins. The black BMW struck Ms. Jenkins on her left buttock and thigh and witnesses described seeing Ms. Jenkins flying in the air.
She landed face down on the sidewalk and there was something like a loud creak. A piece of the car came off and hit Mr. Mott.
“While Mrs. Jenkins was on the ground, she was bleeding from her nose. She had scratches on her right leg and scratches on her head. Now out of the car, Ms. Cassidy said, “I can’t believe I hit her.”
“ Before the collision, another driver saw the black BMW hurtling towards her at high speed. ”
A consulting neurosurgeon said that Jenkins would need a long period of neurorehabilitation and that the injuries she sustained were life-threatening.
In mitigation, defense attorney Oliver Jarvis said: ‘She was driving too fast and if she hadn’t gone that speed, the accident would not have happened.