Doncaster pedestrian suffers perforated lung in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ horror crash


A man was seriously injured in a Doncaster car accident which resembled a scene from the cult film Reservoir Dogs, a court heard.

Four young men were walking side by side down High Street, Bentley, when one of them, Connor Brown, was hit by a Ford Fiesta driven by his friend 20-year-old Jack Hockaday.

Mr Brown was thrown into the air and he smashed the car windscreen before he rolled into the road. He suffered serious injuries including a perforated lung and needed hospital treatment.

David Wain, prosecuting, said the car was seen in Bentley after 2am on April 26, 2014, being driven by its owner Brad Foster, aged 20.

But Sheffield Crown Court was told that at some stage he swapped places with his passenger Hockaday, of Millgate, Bentley.

The collision was captured on CCTV.

Pamela Coxon, for Hockaday, said the footage was like a scene from Quentin Tarantino’s film about a botched diamond heist where the main characters walk down the street side by side.

She said: “They were inebriated.

“Hockaday is driving towards them and he does not slow or brake until the last minute.”

Hockaday admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Both he and Foster, of Jossey Lane, Bentley, admitted perverting the course of justice.

Hockaday was given nine months detention at a young offenders’ institution suspended for a year, 200 hours of unpaid community work and was banned from driving for 18 months.

Foster received three months detention suspended for a year and will have to complete 120 hours of unpaid community work.