Graham Douglas, 29, of Fort William, was driving his car at 67mph in a 30mph zone in 2011 when he crashed into a cyclist.
The cyclist, Mr MacLeod was thrown more than 200ft into the air, suffering serious head injuries and losing his lower right leg.
However, Douglas was only jailed for 10 months for dangerous driving, along with a driving ban of three and a half years. Considering the extent of Mr MacLeod’s injuries and the speed Douglas was travelling, this is a light sentence and does not reflect the seriousness of his actions. Driving at more than double the legal speed limit is outrageous.
Mr MacLeod has taken a positive attitude and only a year after the accident, he climbed Ben Nevis and carried the Olympic Torch.
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