Shocking moment BMW drives towards crowds who run away in fear – with two injured after being mowed down

THIS is the shocking moment a BMW driver speeds towards a crowd as they run away in fear – with two injured after being mowed down.

Two men were injured when they were struck by Brian Williams’ car on Leadenhall Street on the evening of July 26 last year.

A BMW driver sped towards a crowd out of fear


A BMW driver sped towards a crowd out of fearPhoto credit: Police handout
Kristan William was sentenced to seven years in prison


Kristan William was sentenced to seven years in prisonCredit: PA

William, 20, parked his blue BMW on the sidewalk before heading into the Revolution Bar at 10.45pm.

He got back into the vehicle just over an hour later after a scuffle broke out in the street between two groups of men.

He drove towards them, hitting an unidentified man before making a three-point turn and re-entering the group, who all managed to avoid an impact.

He then turned the car and headed straight for two men who were trying to flee.

The first victim was thrown into the air and smashed against a house wall.

He suffered a dislocated shoulder, a broken nose, and three separate vertebral fractures.

The second victim was thrown over the hood and roof before being thrown 100 meters down the road.

The impact of the vehicle caused him to tear ligaments in his knee.

The car was caught by a traffic camera as William was driving home to east London.

It was later traced to Wickford in Essex and linked to the incident through debris recovered at the scene.

Detective Constable Jon Forster of the City of London Police said: “It is sheer luck that this was not a multiple fatality incident.

“William used his vehicle as a weapon and crashed into people on the street several times before seriously injuring his victims.

“He had a number of opportunities to stop and think about what he was doing, but instead chose to drive his car into the group.

“The CCTV images are shocking but have proven critical in helping us ensure a successful prosecution.

“Thanks to these security images, as well as careful and methodical policing, this dangerous individual will be off the streets for a long time.”

William, from Barking, east London, was arrested on August 4, 2022 and pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault with intent and dangerous driving.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

After his release, he was suspended from driving for five years.

Two men were injured when struck by Brian Williams' car


Two men were injured when struck by Brian Williams’ carPhoto credit: Police handout
Footage captured the incident


Footage captured the incidentPhoto credit: Police handout
It took place in July last year


It took place in July last yearPhoto credit: Police handout


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