An ‘arrogant’ hit-and-run driver who left a helpless motorist for dead after ploughing into his car

Dangerous driver, Kevin Zhou, left a motorist for dead after ploughing into his car at 100mph in West Sussex.

Zhou, 29, had veered on to the wrong side of the road in his 4×4 Jaguar, smashing into pharmacy manager Rusty Brown’s Mitsubishi Shogun crushing his right leg below the knee.

As Mr Brown, 45, desperately tried to pull himself from the horrifying wreckage, Zhou fled the scene and hid in an unlocked parked car before begging for money to get a taxi home.

Zhou's 4x4 Jaguar smashed into a pharmacy manager Rusty Brown's Mitsubishi Shogun at 100mph in West Sussex

Zhou's 4x4 Jaguar smashed into a pharmacy manager Rusty Brown's Mitsubishi Shogun at 100mph in West Sussex

Zhou’s 4×4 Jaguar smashed into a pharmacy manager Rusty Brown’s Mitsubishi Shogun at 100mph in West Sussex

However, Sussex police were able to track down Zhou’s boss because the company he worked for’s name and contact details were on the side of the 4×4.

A court heard Zhou had even been warned by his boss about his ‘dangerous’ driving the day of the near-fatal collision, but he had ignored him.

The reckless driver, who Mr Brown said has ‘punished him for life’, was eventually forced to hand himself in to police, although he tried to claim his car had been stolen.

Judge David Mousley QC said it was a ‘miracle’ Mr Brown had not died in the high-speed collision as shocking photos of the vehicles almost unrecognisable after being recovered by police.

The front bumpers and bonnet of Zhou’s red Jaguar was completely ripped off, while the driver’s side of Mr Brown’s Mitsubishi was smashed up and the roof had to be cut off to free him.

Mr Brown's car roof had to be cut off to free him from the wreckage which crushed his right leg

Mr Brown's car roof had to be cut off to free him from the wreckage which crushed his right leg

Mr Brown’s car roof had to be cut off to free him from the wreckage which crushed his right leg

Speaking after the sentencing, PC David Henwood said Beijing-born Zhou had ‘arrogantly’ gone to work the next day with ‘no concern’ for the horrifying crash he had caused.

Portsmouth Crown Court, Hants, heard Zhou had been out to see a friend on August 17, last year, and was driving home when the sickening crash happened.

The car salesman was speeding along the A259 between Portsmouth and Bognor Regis, West Sussex, at 12.30am,when the incident happened.

Prosecutor Sarah Morris said Zhou was going so quick, the crash sent Mr Brown’s car flying off the road and into a ditch.

The pharmacy manager suffered life-changing injuries, having had his leg crushed in the crash. He also suffered a fractured wrist.

Zhou, 29, fled the scene leaving Rusty Brown, 45, for dead

Zhou, 29, fled the scene leaving Rusty Brown, 45, for dead

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Mr Brown's partner, Jacqui Denton, 38, said they will live with the repercussions of this horror crash forever

Mr Brown's partner, Jacqui Denton, 38, said they will live with the repercussions of this horror crash forever

Zhou, 29, (left) fled the scene leaving Rusty Brown, 45, (right) for dead. Mr Brown’s partner, Jacqui Denton, 38, (right) said they will live with the repercussions of this horror crash forever

Zhou’s DNA and blood on the seat belt of the Jaguar but after Zhou’s boss made him hand himself into police, he refused to answer any questions in interview or explain why he fled the scene.

Speaking about the moment he found out Zhou had fled the crash, Mr Brown said: ‘I was both angry and upset. Angry because it’s just not what you do.

‘Anybody with a shred of humanity would go and see and would try and help.’

His partner Jacqui Denton, 38, added: ‘It’s been hard – It’s been very difficult to cope with and it’s a huge change to our lives.

‘He will serve his sentence and will come out and rebuild his life – we will have to live with this forever.’

Zhou, of Bognor Regis, admitted admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene, report an accident and give information as to the identity of a driver.

Judge David Mousley QC said it was a 'miracle' Mr Brown had not died in the high-speed collision (pictured Zhou's Jaguar)

Judge David Mousley QC said it was a 'miracle' Mr Brown had not died in the high-speed collision (pictured Zhou's Jaguar)

Judge David Mousley QC said it was a ‘miracle’ Mr Brown had not died in the high-speed collision (pictured Zhou’s Jaguar)

Sentencing Zhou to three years behind bars and banning him from driving for four years, Judge Mousley told the dangerous driver he almost caused Mr Brown’s death.

The judge added: ‘Having seen the photographs it’s only a miracle really that he did not die in a collision caused at that speed.’

Zhou was also told he must complete an extended retest if he wished to get his licence back at the end of the ban. Speaking after the sentencing, Sussex police’s PC Ben Henwood said: ‘Zhou has shown no remorse for his actions.

‘He gave no account in interview of the incident or his actions running from scene, and arrogantly turning up at work with no concern or worry about what had just happened.

‘His actions left a man fighting for his life in his vehicle in a ditch, and wondering what happened for his life to change.’

Shocking photos of the vehicles almost unrecognisable after being recovered by police

Shocking photos of the vehicles almost unrecognisable after being recovered by police

Shocking photos of the vehicles almost unrecognisable after being recovered by police

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