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Wife spared jail after seriously injuring husband in hit and run 

A Douglas woman has been spared jail after seriously injuring her estranged husband in a hit and run. 

40-year-old Susan Janet Moore, of Albany Road, struck the refuse collector on Snugborough Trading Estate last year - leaving him with a fractured skull and bleeding and bruising on the brain. 

At Douglas Courthouse last week she was handed a four month custodial sentence, suspended for two years, after previously admitting causing serious bodily harm by careless driving. 

On June 21st 2016 Moore drove her Ford transit van to the estate to collect some documents from her husband from whom she was separated. 

The prosecutor told the court Mr Moore was crossing the road when he saw her "heading straight for him" saying it was his impression that she looked like "she wanted him dead". 

Following the collision - which left Mr Moore in a "serious and potentially life threatening" condition - Moore failed to stop and drove away from the scene.

In her basis of plea, which was fully accepted by the prosecution, Moore said hitting him had been "completely unintentional" and she didn't have time to brake. 

She admitted she should have been "paying more attention"- her advocate told the court it was a "momentary inattention - no more, no less". 

Outlining why she failed to stop he said she was "frightened and afraid" of her husband adding she was "terribly sorry" about what had happened. 

A victim impact statement from Mr Moore was read to the court - in it he revealed he was still on painkillers and anti-depressants saying he'd been left "fearful" and unable to work as a result.

Passing sentence Deemster Montgomerie also banned Moore from driving for 18 months saying the serious level of injury suffered by Mr Moore had had a "catastrophic effect on his life".   

Addressing the issue of remorse he told Mrs Moore "The jury is still out on that one".

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