A doctor involved in a three-car collision with shamed star Ant McPartlin said she thought he was dead when she saw him sitting motionless in his car.
Dr Audrey Ng, who was driving the BMW that Ant smashed into, gave evidence in Ant’s court hearing where the I’m A Celebrity star pleaded guilty to one count of drink-driving.
And she described how Ant wasn’t moving in the moments after the crash, as well how her traumatised son was screaming: "I’m dying, mummy".
Ant was handed a fine of £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months – which adds up to less than one week’s wages for the star, who earns £130,000 per week – a whopping £18,570 a DAY.
Dr Ng said in a witness statement that she was convinced Ant was dead as he wasn’t moving at all straight after ploughing into his red BMW X5.
Ant "was going around the corner like a rocket", she stated, and the nine-year-old boy in the back seat of the BMW screamed: "I am dying, Mummy, I am dying."
"The black Mini came in the opposite direction far too fast round the bend," she said in her statement.
"After colliding with the Mini the car already had a broken left front side had already dropped down and was scraping in the ground as it collided head-on with my vehicle.
"I immediately looked over and my son was saying, ‘I’m dying, Mummy, I’m dying’.
"Although he was physically fine, he was clearly in shock," she went on.
"As there was no movement from the driver of the black Mini I thought he might have died.
"The driver of the black Mini exited the vehicle and I could see the airbags had deployed.
"It has been distressing for myself and son, both have been in shock.
"As a result of the collision I have not been able to return to work. It has greatly affected my private and work life."
Dr Ng added: "I am horrified how someone can drive so dangerously. I genuinely believed that the driver of the black Mini was dead because I saw no movement."
Prosecutor Katie Sinnett-Jones told Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court that the crash happened at around 3.50pm on Sunday March 18, when McPartlin drove his distinctive black and red Mini around a "sharp bend and lost control" then ended up on the wrong side of the road.
He collided with another Mini Cooper before driving "straight into the front of an oncoming car" – the BMW.
McPartlin’s vehicle "came to a halt and was no longer driveable due to the damage caused", Ms Sinnett-Jones said. Members of the public called the police.
The court heard that the driver of the other Mini said afterwards he thought he and his family were going to die in the collision.
In a statement read by Ms Sinnett-Jones, Faheem Vanoo said: "Myself and my family were in deep shock as we believed we could have died as as a result of Mr McPartlin’s reckless driving."
Mr Vanoo had been driving with his wife Shilpa, their four-year-old daughter Amaira and two colleagues at the time of the crash.
Amaira was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and later discharged with no injuries.
"The black Mini came down the road in my side of the lane facing the wrong side of the road," said Mr Vanoo in a statement.
"I moved to the left to avoid a serious head-on collision. We were hit with considerable force casing us to move around in the car.
"My wife’s face hit the car seat causing injury to her face. My family were in considerable shock and believe if I had not taken evasive action we could have died as a result of Mr McPartlin’s reckless driving.
“My car is not drivable as a result of this collision."
Wearing a black three-piece suit, white shirt and black tie, McPartlin stood in the glass dock in court to confirm his name, date of birth, address and nationality before pleading guilty to driving with 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Ant has been handed a 20-month driving ban, which can be reduced to 15 months if he completes an awareness course.
The judge did not give him a community order because of his "genuine remorse", but fined him £86,000.
Ant will also swerve a jail sentence, which can be imposed on some drink-drive cases.
But he’ll have to pay £85 in prosecution fees, a £170 surcharge and complete 15 hours in community service.
In sentencing, the judge told McPartlin: "You were a man of good character… you have lost that good character."
In a statement read out outside court, Ant apologised profusely for his actions.
"I’m truly sorry for what happened. Higher standards are expected of me," he told the awaiting media.
"I let myself down, I let a lot of people down, for that I’m truly sorry. I’d like to apologise to everyone involved in the crash and I’m just thankful no-one was seriously hurt."
"Thank you very much, cheers," he added before walking briskly off.
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