Adam McDermott was driving his girlfriend’s car when he sped around the corner of Montague Place in Brighton on the wrong side of the road and knocked Andrew Payne into the air.
He raced off in his fiancee’s Fiat 500 before the 53-year-old had even fallen back onto the concrete, leaving him with life threatening injuries.The CCTV is horrific.
McDermott, 32, yesterday confessed to causing serious injury by dangerous driving as well as a string of other charges when he arrived to stand trial at Lewes Crown Court.
He also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice with Clark Walker.
The pair bought lighter fluid and set fire to the car in a bid to destroy evidence.
It was found partially burnt out just two streets away from the house in Vernon Terrace which McDermott shared with his mother and fiancee Robyn Burns, with whom he has a six-month-old child.Great! It's bred already.
Described by his defence barrister Pierce Power as having a long and “chequered” criminal past, McDermott said “cheers” as he was taken down to the cells.
He is already in custody, serving a sentence for shoplifting and threatening somebody with a knife at the Lakeside shopping centre in London.
Walker, 31, of Ditchling Rise, Brighton, is also behind bars
After the arson he was recalled on an indefinite sentence for his part in a kidnapping.They say you can tell a man by the company he keeps. They're right.