On June 27, 2021, 10-year-old Oliver Davies was hit by 24-year-old Samuel Congreve with his BMW. The little boy was crossing the street when the car slammed into him out of nowhere. Oliver was thrown 10 meters into the air and landed on the other side of the road. Oliver’s parents arrived at the scene of the accident to find their 10-year-old son suffering from multiple serious injuries and screaming in pain. Samuel Congreve, from Caerphilly, did not stop after this terrible accident. He was later given a four-month suspended prison sentence and a three-month curfew.
The fact that the driver who shattered the life of his 10-year-old son was not entitled to imprisonment disgusts Amy, Oliver’s mother, to the highest degree. Oliver, from Gwent, Wales, “suffered a punctured lung, multiple fractures, including to his spine and pelvis, and a lacerated spleen”, reports The Mirror. “It was disgusting, I walked out as soon as the judge said the word ‘suspended’,” Amy says. “I have never trembled so much in my life, I was angry. All we wanted was a sentence, something that would allow us to turn the page, that he be really punished”, a- she continued.
The driver who hit his son had cannabis in his blood
Because of his accident, Oliver had to spend nine days in the hospital. He suffers from recurring nightmares since this accident. Samuel Congreve, meanwhile, escaped prison. He pleaded guilty to driving without care and attention, and driving with cannabis in his blood. He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop after an accident causing bodily harm. Samuel Congreve got off with a four-month suspended sentence and a three-month curfew.
Oliver Davies © The Mirror