Video shows drug dealer’s motorbike crash that left passenger with ‘life-changing injuries’

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Derbyshire Police has released video footage of the moment a drug dealer crashed his motorbike in Ilkeston. The pillion passenger was left with “life-changing injuries”.

Orlando Piasecke, 19, crashed the stolen motorbike into a car in Cotmanhay Road, in Ilkeston on April 2 last year. He was travelling at around 60mph in a 30mph zone.

His passenger, another 19-year-old, was thrown from the vehicle and struck a concrete block. He suffered a pelvic fracture, multiple leg fractures, and a bleed on the brain. It is not yet known if he will walk again.

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The video has been released as a warning to others. It can be viewed below.

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Sargeant Matt Edwards, from Ilkeston’s safer neighbourhood team, said: “Piasecke showed little remorse after the crash in which his passenger was very seriously hurt. He continued to engage in criminality after his release on bail, by dealing class A drugs across Ilkeston. I am pleased that he is now behind bars and that Ilkeston’s streets are significantly safer as result.”

Piasecke, of Norman Street, Ilkeston was arrested following the incident. After he was released on bail he was found to be dealing class A drugs.

He was jailed for six years during a court hearing at Derby Crown Court. He admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without insurance or a licence and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.


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