A teenage car crash victim and her family have given their views on the eight-month sentence given to her hit-and-run driver this afternoon.
After ‘eight months of hell’, Danielle Stoton finally got to see the driver that left her with permanent brain damage sent to prison.
At Sheffield Crown Court this afternoon, Sarah Livesey, aged 27, was jailed for a total of eight months in prison, after she admitted a string of motoring offences relating to the collision, including causing injury by dangerous driving.
Speaking afterwards, Danielle’s mum, Michelle Stoton said ‘no sentence would ever have been long enough’, but added she was relieved that Livesey had been given a custodial sentence.
But Danielle, aged 19, said ‘no justice has been done’.
The former Doncaster college pupil continued: “She’ll only serve four of the eight months.
“I feel if she was doing justice, she’d be going through what I’m going through.”
Sentencing Livesey, Judge Moore said it was one of the hardest cases he had ever had passed sentence on.
Livesey pleaded guilty to the charges at a hearing earlier this year, following the crash in Hatfield Lane, Armthorpe on August 10, 2014 which left 19-year-old Danielle Stoton with life-threatening injuries.
She has also been banned from driving for two years, and will need to pass an extended driving test before the ban can be lifted.