A woman who lost both her legs after being crushed by a drunk driver has died it has now been confirmed.
Rebecca Hodgson, 38, appeared in Liverpool Crown Court after admitting causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
She had to be arrested and brought into court by police after failing to appear for her sentencing, which was due to take place in the morning.
The offence was horrendous....
Hodgson sped down the road in a black Renault Megane, with an expert report concluding that she was travelling between 50-55mph on a 30mph road prior to the crash.
.... a roadside breath test put her close to twice the legal limit.
But that's no bar to today's barristers!
Defencing Hodgson, Ms Rebecca Smith explained she suffers with ADHD and is on the autism spectrum.
Ms Smith said: "It's very difficult for her to control her behaviour, simply she doesn't have the coping mechanisms to deal with it."
Then maybe freedom to do as she pleases isn't the safest thing?
Hodgson had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was yesterday sentenced to serve three years in prison - reduced from four and a half years due to her early guilty plea.
She was also disqualified from driving for five years and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge.
Does anyone think she'll be cured after 5 years, and therefore safe to drive again?