Welwyn Garden City hit-and-run driver jailed

AN unlicensed driver has been sent down for 15 weeks after he seriously injured a woman in a hit-and-run.

Hassameldin Elabraski, of WGC, pleaded guilty at Central Herts Magistrates’ Court for failing to stop after an accident.

He knocked down Christie Bishop, on Black Fan Road, in his red Volkswagen Golf.

The incident, which happened during the early hours of October 7 near Morrisons supermarket, saw the Hatfield woman taken to the QE2 Hopsital in a critical but stable condition.

Police closed the Panshanger road for six-and-a-half hours as they carried out investigations.

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The Welwyn Hatfield Times reported at the time that an eyewitness spotted Ms Bishop being “dragged 20 yards”, in what she described as a “very, very nasty accident”.

She added: “It was horrific.”

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Elabraski, 29, of Howlands, was imprisoned for causing a serious accident, with serious injuries, where he should have stopped.

He received no penalty points, but was banned from driving for 12 months. It was said his guilty plea was taken into account when the sentence was imposed.

Elabraski, who turns 30 on February 22, also pleaded guilty to driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence, but received no separate penalty.

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