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A 31-year-old motorist crossed onto the wrong side of the road in his black Audi A8, overtook a black VW Golf and then attempted to also overtake a grey Peugeot 308.

However, he failed to see a car coming towards him while he was still on the wrong side of the road.

He tried to cut back in behind the Peugeot 308 but hit the rear of the car, resulting in his Audi colliding head-on with the car coming towards him – a Mercedes S320.

Povilas Petrosevicius caused the Mercedes to spin, come off the road and land in a water-filled ditch. Petrosevicius’ car ended up facing the wrong way on the carriageway. PHOTO: Cambs Police

Povilas Petrosevicius caused the Mercedes to spin, come off the road and land in a water-filled ditch. Petrosevicius’ car ended up facing the wrong way on the carriageway. PHOTO: Cambs Police

The collision caused the Mercedes to spin, come off the road and land in a water-filled ditch. Petrosevicius’ car ended up facing the wrong way on the carriageway.

The driver of the Mercedes, a man in his 60s, was left with life-changing injuries after suffering two broken legs.

Povilas Petrosevicius caused the Mercedes to spin, come off the road and land in a water-filled ditch. Petrosevicius’ car ended up facing the wrong way on the carriageway. PHOTO: Cambs Police

Povilas Petrosevicius caused the Mercedes to spin, come off the road and land in a water-filled ditch. Petrosevicius’ car ended up facing the wrong way on the carriageway. PHOTO: Cambs Police

A court heard that Povilas Petrosevicius, of Cannon Street, Wisbech, caused the collision on the B1169 at Leverington Common, Gorefield, at just after 3pm on 6 October 2021.

He was interviewed by police and answered “no comment” to most questions asked of him.

However, he was later served a postal requisition charging him with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Justice finally caught up with him at Huntingdon Crown Court on Tuesday he was jailed for 20 months.

Petrosevicius was also disqualified from driving for two years and 10 months.

Povilas Petrosevicius caused the Mercedes to spin, come off the road and land in a water-filled ditch. Petrosevicius’ car ended up facing the wrong way on the carriageway. PHOTO: Cambs Police

Povilas Petrosevicius caused the Mercedes to spin, come off the road and land in a water-filled ditch. Petrosevicius’ car ended up facing the wrong way on the carriageway. PHOTO: Cambs Police

Det Sgt Craig Wheeler, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Serious Collision Unit, said: “Petrosevicius’ driving was incredibly dangerous, and we will do all we can to bring anyone who drives in this way to justice.

“In a statement read out in court, the victim described how his life has been completely wrecked by this collision, which has taken away his independence, left him feeling a burden and unable to walk unaided.

“He also highlighted that the dangerous and reckless manoeuvre at a blind bend has changed his and his family’s lives forever – and urged others to think twice before they decide to drive dangerously.

“I hope the sentence imposed gives him some level of closure and also highlights how seriously the courts take these kinds of offences.”

 

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