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Ipswich driver spared jail after hit and run left young woman pedestrian unconscious

PUBLISHED: 14:01 19 October 2016

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A man who drove off after a collision which left a young woman pedestrian lying unconscious in a busy Ipswich road has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Lee Corani, of Kemball Street, Ipswich, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court to failing to stop after a collision in Fore Hamlet.

The 33-year-old was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to participate in a 19-day thinking skills programme.

In addition Corani was disqualified from driving for six months and must pay £115 to the victims’ fund.

The accident occurred at around 7pm on September 20.

At the time Corani was driving a red Audi A3.

The pedestrian involved in the collision, who was said to be in her 20s, initially lost consciousness. However, after she was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment a Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman described her injuries as swelling and bruising.

Corani was arrested during the morning of September 23 and subsequently charged to appear in court.

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