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Horrifying moment teenager, 18, smashed her mother’s car into ex and his 16-year-old new girlfriend

Horrifying moment teenager, 18, smashed her mother’s car into her ex and his 16-year-old new girlfriend in ‘uncontrollable rage’ – as she is jailed for more than three years

  • Lydia Baya, 18, had ploughed into ex-boyfriend, 19, and girl, 16, in Birmingham
  • She then crashed the Renault Captur into a bus stop, injuring two pedestrians 
  • Woman, 58, suffered a shattered pelvis and the three others had minor injuries
  • Baya jailed for three and half years for attempting to cause grievous bodily harm

This is the horrifying moment a teenager smashed her mother’s car into her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend in an ‘uncontrollable rage’.

Lydia Baya, 18, had ploughed into her 19-year-old former partner and the 16-year-old girl on Pershore Road in Selly Park, south-west Birmingham.

After running the pair down in a ‘deliberate act of reckless driving’, Baya crashed the black Renault Captur into a bus stop – injuring two more pedestrians.

CCTV footage filmed from an approaching bus captured the vehicle as it came to rest on the pavement, where Baya left it as she walked away.

Baya, of Dudley, West Midlands, was jailed on Wednesday for more than three years. 

Lydia Baya (pictured above), 18, had ploughed into her 19-year-old former partner and the 16-year-old girl on Pershore Road in Selly Park, south-west Birmingham

Baya seen driving along the road in her mother's black Renault Captur in the CCTV footage, which was filmed from an approaching bus, taken on August 14 in Birmingham last year

Baya seen driving along the road in her mother’s black Renault Captur in the CCTV footage, which was filmed from an approaching bus, taken on August 14 in Birmingham last year

Passengers from the bus and other members of the public rushed to the aid of the victims who were all treated in hospital.

The road remained closed for several hours near to the BP garage while emergency services attended the scene just after 1pm on August 14 last year.

A 58-year-old woman suffered a shattered pelvis and has been left in fear of going outside her home, police have revealed.

A second woman, aged 45, received cuts and bruises, as did the ex-boyfriend and the girl. All three have recovered from their minor injuries.

Baya was arrested a short distance away on suspicion of attempted murder.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving at Wolverhampton Crown Court on November 17.

Baya pictured driving towards her ex-boyfriend, 19, and his 16-year-old girlfriend (circled)

The 18-year-old ploughed into them before leaving her car and walking away from the scene

Baya pictured driving towards her ex-boyfriend, 19, and his 16-year-old girlfriend (circled, left), before ploughing into them and leaving her car, walking away from the scene (right)

Emergency services pictured at the scene of the incident on Pershore Road in Selly Park last year. Baya was arrested a short distance away and jailed for over three years on Wednesday

Emergency services pictured at the scene of the incident on Pershore Road in Selly Park last year. Baya was arrested a short distance away and jailed for over three years on Wednesday

Baya was jailed for three and a half years for attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and two and a half years, to run concurrently, for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

She will be banned from driving for 12 months on her release and will be required to take an extended test before being allowed behind the wheel again.

The court heard she had driven at her ex-boyfriend and the girl he was with after earlier rowing with him.

DC Andy Jones, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: ‘The consequences of Baya’s uncontrollable rage that day was catastrophic.

‘It is by pure chance that the victims’ injuries were not more serious or even fatal.’

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