Terrifying CCTV reveals moment teenage driver ploughs into revellers outside pub

Terrifying footage of the moment a teenager drove into revellers outside a pub has emerged.

Owen Luke Brown, 19, was jailed today at Carlisle Crown Court after admitting his dangerous driving was responsible for the life-changing injuries of two pedestrians in a horrific crash in Carlisle.

Brown was speeding at between 48 and 54 mph in a 30mph zone in his Ford Fiesta when he crashed into a turning taxi and veered into customers outside the Border Rambler pub on September 15 last year.

The pub CCTV footage shows pedestrians and customers outside the venue when the Fiesta ploughs into the crowd, with one man caught on the car bonnet travelling for some distance before being smashed into the wall.

People, tables and chairs can be seen flung by the force of the car.


In the harrowing footage members of the public rush to help those impacted, with one person approaching the driver.

Two friends who were outside the Border Rambler, Glenn O’Fee and Adam Bunting, sustained serious and life-changing injuries in the collision.

Mr O’Fee had major surgery for a serious leg fracture and was immobilised for three months, later being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mr Bunting suffered two fractured vertebrae in his lower back, a fractured cheekbone and eye socket, a bleed on the brain as well as cuts and bruises.

His partner was one of five other people who were knocked over and hurt when the vehicle collided.

Two men, one aged in his 20s and another in his 50s, were said to have suffered serious injuries.

Four other people, including a Carlisle pensioner, reportedly sustained minor injuries.

A Cumbria police spokesman said at the time of the incident in September that a number of pedestrians had suffered "varying degrees of injury" as a result of a road traffic collision.

Brown – who was 18 at the time of the crash – previously denied causing serious injury to Mr Bunting and Mr O’Feeby but admitted the offences on November 4.

Prosecutor Kim Whittlestone told Carlisle Crown Court of the impact on those affected: "A common theme from all the people is the anxiety and distress that has been caused by this incident, which has left them with scars."

Brown was described as "profoundly sorry" for the "carnage" caused, said Paul Tweddle, defending, who added: "It was not a deliberate act. It was an act of stupidity. There was no malice – simply a high level of folly and irresponsibility."

Brown wept in the dock as he was given an immediate 29-month custodial sentence, and banned from driving for 56 months.

Judge Nicholas Barker told the teen: ”You must have been aware that you were grossly exceeding the speed limit for the circumstances in which you found yourself.

“But for your excessive speed, the collision would not have occurred."

Judge Barker added: "You ignored your responsibility that night and the consequences were appalling and very significant because of your driving."

The taxi driver, Stephen Reay, 57, was also sentenced during the same hearing.

Reay admitted a charge of driving without due care and attention.

He was fined £400 and given six penalty points.

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