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Man who crashed in Six Mile Bottom during police pursuit jailed

Isaiah Eghobamien (2377014)
Isaiah Eghobamien (2377014)

A man who crashed and seriously injured five people in Six Mile Bottom during a high-speed police pursuit has been jailed.

Isaiah Eghobamien, 20, sped through Fulbourn at 9.20pm on 25 April, travelling up to twice the legal speed limit.

The court heard how Eghobamien swerved passed a level-crossing barrier in the village, missing an oncoming train by seconds.

Driving along Balsham Road he then overtook an ambulance responding to an emergency before turning onto a slip road of the A11 in the wrong direction.

The pursuit continued northbound on the dual carriage way, reaching speeds of more than 115mph before exiting at Six Mile Bottom.

Whilst attempting to turn at more than 100mph, Eghobamien lost control of the vehicle and crashed, seriously injuring himself and five passengers.

Eghobamien, of Allerton Road, Borehamwood, was sentenced to spend a year in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Wednesday at Cambridge Crown Court.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test.

Sgt Mark Dollard said: “Eghobamien failed to stop for police and avoided a serious rail collision by literally seconds. His driving was persistently dangerous, risking not only his life and the lives of his passengers, but other road users as well.

“He is lucky to be alive and will now be able to reflect on his actions and serve as a warning to others that failing to stop for police can have serious consequences.”