Uninsured driver fled scene of a horror crash which left three with life-changing injuries – before returning to pick up suitcases and jet off on holiday while passengers were still trapped
- Taylor Moss crashed while on his way to Manchester Airport in September 2022
An uninsured driver fled the scene of a horror crash that left three people with life-changing injuries – before returning to pick up his luggage and jetting off on holiday.
Taylor Moss caused a three-car smash when he tried to overtake a taxi and ploughed into an oncoming car while on his way to Manchester Airport on September 17, last year.
The 24-year-old fled the scene in Rochdale Road, Oldham, with his partner, but returned to collect his suitcase to jet off to Tenerife while three passengers of the car he ploughed into remained trapped.
Greater Manchester Police said Moss’s BMW 116d hit an oncoming Toyota Yaris before ploughing into another vehicle at around 1.10am, leaving three passengers in the Yaris needing to be cut free and with life-changing injuries.
Moss, whose actions were branded as ‘disgraceful’ by police, was jailed for three years at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday, August 31.
Moss claimed he wasn’t driving the car at the time of the crash and that he’d been dropped off at the airport by his parents before jetting off to Tenerife with his partner.
During his two-week holiday, he tried to report the car as stolen.
But police found his DNA on the airbag that had been deployed during the crash.
They then established Moss and his partner fled the scene and returned a short time later to collect their suitcases from the boot of the motor.
Moss pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving with no insurance, driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, failing to report a crash and failing to remain at the scene of a crash.
In addition to his jail sentence, Moss was banned from driving for four years and will be required to take an extended test after his ban ends.
Speaking after sentencing, PC Phil Williams said: ‘To flee a scene of a collision is one thing but to come back and retrieve their suitcases and fly off on holiday without any second thought for the victims who were trapped in their vehicle is utterly disgraceful.
‘I sincerely hope that the time that Taylor Moss is behind bars, he realises the magnitude of what he has done and what impact it has had on all of those involved.’