Connor Carr was jailed yesterday for three years and two months for a brutal gang attack recorded by surveillance cameras.
A bat hit with a baseball bat almost died when he was pushed by a stolen scooter and thrown against a wall.
The bat swinging the baseball bat was knocked off the road and ended up in a coma.
The passenger Carr – who had forgotten to wear a mask – was also convicted of a dangerous chase with a scrambler in January.
Carr and two unknown masked men broke the 26-year-old’s arm, wrist and finger in July and also left him with a stab wound to his shin, allegedly in revenge for an earlier incident.
He was sitting in a car that mowed down Joshua Pennington and made him fly through the air before the victim was beaten with guns.
Now ECHO can reveal how he fought for his life in another chase where the banned driver was sitting on a stolen scooter.
The bumbling idiot raced through red lights on the wrong side of the road and across sidewalks, but was caught by the police when he ran out of gas.
The Crown Court in Liverpool heard that the 22-year-old from Oxton Road, Birkenhead, already had an “appalling” record of driving offences, including a 2016 conviction for theft and collision with a Nissan Navara when he left his DNA on the driver’s airbag.
Around 10 p.m. he realized that he was being chased by electrician apprentice Luke Hughes in his BMW 3 Series. Hughes rightly believed that it was a stolen scooter.
Convicted drug dealer Carr, then 19 years old, drove the vehicle on a rainy night in Oxton, Birkenhead, on November 4, 2017.
Carr kept turning his head to look back and on Christchurch Road he slowed down and suddenly turned right at an intersection to escape Hughes.
But when he did, Hughes’ car rammed the rear of the scooter, causing it to crash into a wall, leaving Carr stranded on the road.
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He had suffered a fractured skull and a subarachnoid hemorrhage – a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain.
The police found pieces of the front of the BMW at the scene of the accident, discovered the abandoned vehicle and agreed with the damage.
Hughes drove off and left the BMW with the engine running about two and a half miles away in Storeton Woods.
Carr was taken to the hospital, where he was in a coma for three weeks and then remained in bed for another three weeks before releasing himself.
Hughes, then 21, who had no criminal record and no penalty points on his driver’s license, denied having caused serious injuries by driving dangerously.
They drove to Hughes’ house, where he calmly admitted to having chased the scooter and accepted that he had not left enough distance between the two vehicles in view of the bad weather.