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West Yorkshire driver who abandoned family jailed

Umbar Ali Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Ali abandoned his family after the car they were in was involved in a crash

A man who abandoned his family after crashing the car they were in has been jailed for four years and nine months.

Umbar Ali, 40, fled the scene of an accident on 22 March 2014, after his Vauxhall Zafira collided with an Alfa Romeo in Queens Road, Shipley.

His wife, girlfriend and three children, one of whom was just 13 months old, were in the car.

Ali, of Acre Lane, Eccleshill, was convicted of dangerous driving, failing to stop and having no insurance.

Speaking after sentencing at Bradford Crown Court, Sgt Rick Lyon, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "Ali not only caused the crash with his dangerous driving, he then fled the scene leaving a number of people with serious injuries - which included members of his own family."

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