Uninsured driver jailed after crash which left woman with life-changing injuries

An uninsured motorist who fled the scene of a serious injury collision near Gravesend[1] has been jailed. Matthew Sparkes was driving an Audi S3 Quattro on the coastbound carriageway of the A2 when the incident happened on February 16, 2024.

He was seen to move suddenly from the outside to the inside lane where his vehicle struck the rear of a Ford Fiesta. The Ford spun across the carriageway striking a third vehicle, while the Audi continued for a further 500 metres before colliding with a barrier.

Sparkes got out of the car and left the scene without checking on the other people involved in the incident. Three women in the Ford suffered injuries and were taken to hospital for medical attention.