A teenage driver who ploughed into a dog walker in a horrific hit and run has been spared jail.
Kallum Aish, 20, ran over Patricia Faulkner, 75, and her rescue dog Millie in 2020.
Video footage released by West Midlands Police showed the pensioner walking down the road in Great Barr, Birmingham.
A black Renault Clio then comes into show as the boy-racer loses control of his vehicle and collides with Faulkner and her pooch.
Aish, who was 17 at the time, immediately fled the scene.
He was caught by police after the force released CCTV showing his vehicle.
Aish admitted to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence and insurance, criminal damage and possession of cannabis.
He was sentenced today to 22 months, suspended for 18 months.
Aish was also banned from driving for three years.
The maximum sentence for causing serious injury by dangerous driving is five years' imprisonment.
Proceedings were delayed to allow Aish to receive treatment for cancer.
Judge Avik Mukherjee told Birmingham Crown Court: "I'm acutely aware the sentence I have to pass will not satisfy anyone and it doesn't seek to compensate Mrs Faulkner for her appalling injuries and terrible loss.”
Kallum Aish, then 18, arrives at Birmingham Crown Court, where he is appearing after pleading guilty to six driving offences in relation to a car crash in which a dog was killed and its owner injured
Faulkner suffered a broken leg and concussion but her dog was fatally injured.
She told the court: “I can't understand how anybody could leave a dying dog alone in pain. I will forever miss her. Nothing will replace her.”
However, Aish is said to have received “karma” following the incident.
Defence barrister Richard Davenport said: “On December 5 the defendant was riding his bike down the road when he was hit by another vehicle.
“The collision shattered the right side of his skull.”