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Does the child die?
Does it sustain life changing injuries?
It really turns upon the nature of the injury.
There is an offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving now. I don't think there would be any difficulty with showing dangerous driving. It is just whether or not it falls within serious injury. Serious injury has been defined as that amounting to GBH but that isn't very well defined either. A permanent disability would clearly be caught. Whether a coma would depends on the reason for the coma.
If it is a causing serious injury by dangerous driving then, in fairness, this is a momentary decision. The fact that there was consumption of drugs would be an aggravating feature but whichever way you look at this, running a red light is one single act rather than a long ongoing course of conduct.
Generally speaking, people get under 2 years imprisonment for this offence and quite often get suspended sentences in particular women who almost never go to prison for anything unless they actually kill somebody and even then they are whinging and moaning and making allegations of domestic abuse.
There is also a two year ban that is a mandatory punishment and is the minimum period. There would also be a requirement to take an extended test.
Causing death by dangerous driving carries much higher penalties but I suppose that Parliament has to make a distinction between those offences.
Can I clarify anything for you?
To get a woman sent to prison you will really have to go some.
The criminal justice system is outrageously biased in favour of women.
She is not going to go to prison for a year to two years realistically for this offence. Even men rarely go to prison for that long.
The primary focus is upon the nature of the driving. The injuries are considered and it does aggravate but it is just not likely that this would lead to that length of sentence even for a man.
Women dont even get that long when they are convicted of making false allegations of rape.
Yes, much more likely.
Even then women do quite often escape with suspended sentences.
A normal defendant, by which I mean a man, would get between two to five years for causing death by dangerous driving.
A woman can always whine and malinger and quite often do get shocking reductions on sentences.
However, when they have actually killed somebody it gets harder for even women to escape custody.