Man jailed after Penge crash left passenger with amputated leg

PUBLISHED: 12:23 11 September 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 11 September 2013

Barry Scollan, 30, was jailed for 14 months at Croydon Crown Court.

Barry Scollan, 30, was jailed for 14 months at Croydon Crown Court.


A man has been jailed for drink driving after a crash in Penge led to his passenger’s leg being amputated.

Barry Scollan, 30, of Portland Road, South Norwood, was sentenced to 14 months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and driving whilst over the alcohol limit at Croydon Crown Court on August 30.

He was also banned from driving for three years, and will now have to pass an extended driving test before he can get behind the wheel again.

Emergency services were called to Wooodbastwick Road at around 5pm on November 10 last year, where a Subaru had hit a tree.

The passenger, 26, was trapped in the vehicle - suffering serious head, arm, leg and pelvic injuries. As a result, one of his legs was amputated by doctors.

Scollan denied driving the vehicle at the scene, instead suggesting he’d given his car keys to a person in the pub and had stumbled upon the accident on his way home.

He also initially denied knowing the passenger, but later admitted it was his sister’s partner and that he was driving.

The victim is still receiving ongoing specialist treatment for his injuries.

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